Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
The less you know, the more you believe.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.