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.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
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!
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Courage is a kind of salvation.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
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.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.