Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.