Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot!
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
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.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.