Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
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.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
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.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Pain don't hurt.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.