Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Live your life and forget your age.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.