Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
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.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
To do a great right do a little wrong.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
A life not lived for others is not a life.