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.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.