To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
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 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.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
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.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.