Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
If I get married, I want to be very married.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
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.
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.