Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
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.
Life should be great rather than long.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.