I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
You never know when a moment and afew sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
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.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
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.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
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.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
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.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?