The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Time is the best killer.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Live to the point of tears.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.