Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
In love we often doubt what we most believe.
The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.
Old age is just a record of one's whole life.
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation.
I never said most of the things I said.
So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?
Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
People who are powerless make an open theater of violence.
Happiness is a monstrosity! Punished are those who seek it.
Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest.
I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.
People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
To hold a pen is to be at war.
Nobody loves a woman because she is handsome or ugly, stupid or intelligent. We love because we love.
I don't think it's bad to get divorced. I think it's more unhealthy to have miserable lives. We weren't put here to live miserably, we were put here to grow and learn and be happy.
In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can imagine.
Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
When a marriage works, nothing on earth can take its place.
Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. The trouble is that men very often resort to all sorts of devices in order not to think, because thinking is such hard work.
The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall.
Facts are to the mind what food is to the body.
For years my wedding ring has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward.
I like being a woman, even in a man's world. After all, men can't wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.
A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.
To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
Hands of time move us forward, never back. Only memories frozen in mind, can we re-enact.
Each age, it is found, must write its own books; or rather, each generation for the next succeeding.
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do.
There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last.