It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Moonlight is sculpture.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Common sense is not so common.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.