The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
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.
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 don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
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.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
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.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.