Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
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.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.