To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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.
Live your life and forget your age.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
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.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.