Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
To be a princess is to play at life. To be a queen is to be a serious player...The purpose of life as a woman is to ascend to the throne and rule with heart.
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.
Every day brings a chance to live free of regret and with as much joy, fun, and laughter as you can stand.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
Live your life and forget your age.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.