History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
When making your choice in life, do not neglect to live.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.