It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest her or his patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.
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.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Life should be great rather than long.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.