Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
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.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
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.