Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Pain don't hurt.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.