I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
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.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
All of us are products of our childhood.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.