Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
In the end, everything is a gag.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
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.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
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.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools, and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
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.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
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.