I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
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 purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.