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.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Let silence take you to the core of life.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.