I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
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.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Life should be great rather than long.
In the end, everything is a gag.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
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!
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.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
A life not lived for others is not a life.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.