God knows that a mother needs fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. But because I happen to be a parent of almost fiercely maternal nature, I praise casualness . It seems to me the rarest of virtues. It is useful enough when children are small. It is important to the point of necessity when they are adolescents.
Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
What men desire is a virgin who is a whore.
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
For hatred does not cease by hatred at any time hatred ceases by love - this is an old rule.
There must be more to life than having everything.
There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income.
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
I imagine, therefore I belong and am free.
To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
What you will do matters. All you need is to do it.
If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.
Blushing is the color of virtue.
When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.
One's own self conquered is better than all other people.
Language is the dress of thought.
I love life...Yeah, I'm sad, but at the same time, I'm really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It's like...It makes me feel alive, you know. It makes me feel human. The only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt something really good before. So I have to take the bad with the good. So I guess what I'm feeling is like a beautiful sadness.
Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.