It is not the length of life, but the depth.
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.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
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.
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.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
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.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.