If we are not free, no one will respect us.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
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.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
I can't wait to figure out what is wrong with me, so I can say this is the way that I used to be.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
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 is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.