To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
The future is the shape of things to come.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.