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.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
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.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
My art and profession is to live.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.