The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
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.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.