Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
The way to know life is to love many things.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
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.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
The less you know, the more you believe.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.