If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
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.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Life must be lived as play.
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 has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.