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Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.

Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance.
To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
That, if then I had waked after a long sleep, will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming, the clouds me thought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me; that, when I waked I cried to dream again.
A lie can run around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
Talent borrows, genius steals
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the two sexes.
The ugly and the stupid have the best of it in this world. They can sit at their ease and gape at the play. If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
I like to do all the talking myself. It saves time, and prevents arguments.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.
Love is the fulfilling of the Law.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
It is a time when one's spirit is subdued and sad, one knows not why; when the past seems a storm-swept desolation, life a vanity and a burden, and the future but a way to death.
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.

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