I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
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.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
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.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.