Nature is not human-hearted.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
What goes up must come down.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.