If ... you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. This is something God recognizes I will do - and I have done it - and God forgives me for it.
Matrimony, - the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented.
The only thing I regret about my life is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make all the same mistakes - only sooner.
My gift is that I'm not beautiful. My career was never about looks. It's about health and being in good shape.
There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth the publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to get sensible men to read it.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.
If of thy mortal goods thoU art bereft, And from thy slender store two loaves alone to thee are left, Sell one, and with the dole Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.
The reason why lovers are never wary of one another is this - they are always talking of themselves.
The best things in life must come by effort from within, not by gifts from the outside.
Nature, like a kind and smiling mother, lends herself to our dreams and cherishes our fancies.
Love is what we were borne with. Fear is what we learned here.
If I do have some success, I'd like to enjoy it, for heaven's sake! What is the point of having it otherwise?
Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Soft closer of our eyes! Low murmur of tender lullabies!
The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
No power is strong enough to be lasting if it labors under the weight of fear.