Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
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.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
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.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.