Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Live to the point of tears.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
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.
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!
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
The way to know life is to love many things.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.