The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
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!
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.