Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Once I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "No good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.
In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
If someone betrays you once, it's their fault; if they betray you twice, it's your fault.
The reason that fiction is more interesting than any other form of literature, to those who really like to study people, is that in fiction the author can really tell the truth without humiliating himself.
You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude
We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
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.
You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.
A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.
As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
The giving of love is an education in itself.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
All of life is a constant education.
The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
There is not human being from whom we cannot learn something if we are interested enough to dig deep.
Lest I keep my complacent way I must remember somewhere out there a person died for me today. As long as there must be war, I ask and I must answer was I worth dying for?
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Every time you meet a situation you think at the time it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it, you find that forever after you are freer than you were before.
Light a candle instead of cursing the darkness.
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.
It's your life-but only if you make it so.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this.
I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.