All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
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.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.