Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
History has shown there are no invincible armies.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
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.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
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
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.