The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
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 wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.