Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
History is the devil's scripture.
I am not young enough to know everything.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
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.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
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.