If people were not wicked I should not mind their being stupid; but, to our misfortune, they are both.
Writing a journal means that facing your ocean you are afraid to swim across it, so you attempt to drink it drop by drop.
The life of great geniuses is nothing but a sublime storm.
I would rather believe that God did not exist than believe that he was indifferent.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one’s talent, and one’s inner happiness.
Charity degrades those who receive it and hardens those who dispense it.
Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
Years do not always make age.
The world will know and understand me someday. But if that day does not arrive, it does not greatly matter. I shall have opened the way for other women.
As far as I am concerned I would rather spend the rest of my life in prison than marry again.
Every historian discloses a new horizon.
There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.