Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
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?
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion