No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the torture of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.
Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that 'this, too, shall pass!'
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
What one has to do usually can be done.
Somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
What you don't do can be a destructive force.
For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
If we want a free and peaceful world, if we want to make the deserts bloom and man grow to greater dignity as a human being-we can do it.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.