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.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
What goes up must come down.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
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.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
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.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.