During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.