Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
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.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Certain signs precede certain events.