I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
If a man neglects education, he walks lame to the end of his life
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.