Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.