Life should be great rather than long.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
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.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
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.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.