We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Pain don't hurt.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
The less you know, the more you believe.