Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
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.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
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
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.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Certain signs precede certain events.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.