Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
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.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.