Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.