There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.
Let us accept truth, even when it surprises us and alters our views.
The intellect seeks, the heart finds.
If people were not wicked I should not mind their being stupid; but, to our misfortune, they are both.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
You may impose silence upon me, but you can not prevent me from thinking.
Learned women are ridiculed because they put to shame unlearned men.
Experience is always a trustworthy guide; it may not tell you everything, but it never lies.
We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.
a woman's heart has no wrinkles.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, and one's inner happiness.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart.
These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there!
Admiration and familiarity are strangers.
Love without reverence and enthusiasm is only friendship.
A child motivated by competitive ideals will grow into a man without conscience, shame, or true dignity.
To forgive a fault in another is more sublime than to be faultless one's self.
There is only one sex. A man and a woman are so entirely the same thing that one can scarcely understand the subtle reasons for sex distinctions with which our minds are filled.
It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
As far as I am concerned I would rather spend the rest of my life in prison than marry again.
It is love, not faith, that moves mountains.
Simplicity is the essence of the great, the true, the beautiful in art.
One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness-simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.
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