Even cowards can endure hardship; only he brave can endure suspense.
Our strength is often composed of the weakness we're damned if we're going to show.
No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved.
We would all like a reputation for generosity and we'd all like to buy it cheap.
A woman asks little of love: only that she be able to feel like a heroine.
It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't.
Once you become self-conscious, there is no end to it; once you start to doubt, there is no room for anything else.
Many of us go through life feeling as an actor might feel who does not like his part and does not believe in the play.
It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.
The total history of almost anyone would shock almost everyone.
A first-rate marriage is like a first-rate hotel: expensive, but worth it.
The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn't even know they carried.
You will turn over many a futile new leaf till you learn we must all write on scratched-out pages.
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might.
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud.
Hope is the feeling we have that the feeling we have is not permanent.
Women usually love what they buy, yet hate two-thirds of what is in their closets.
Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.
Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before.
The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive - perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
Love is often gentle, desire always a rage.
For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
Many beautiful women have been made happy by their own beauty, but no intelligent woman has ever been made happy by her own intelligence.
We waste a lot of time running after people we could have caught by just standing still.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Grasp your opportunities, no matter how poor your health; nothing is worse for your health than boredom.
There's something in every atheist, itching to believe, and something in every believer, itching to doubt.
A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters.
We are seldom happy with what we now have, but would go to pieces if we lost any part of it.
Society honors its living conformists and its dead troublemakers.
Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all
The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one moment to the next.
How tired God must be of guilt and loneliness, for that is all we ever bring to Him.
Loneliness, insomnia, and change: the fear of these is even worse than the reality.
Love looks forward, hate looks back, anxiety has eyes all over its head.
The chief reason for drinking is the desire to behave in a certain way, and to be able to blame it on alcohol.
The only mothers it is safe to forget on Mother's Day are the good ones.
Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable.