Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
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.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
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.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.