Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.