A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.