To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
History is the devil's scripture.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
We all owe death a life.
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.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.