I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. That is clear. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
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.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Speed and efficiency do not always increase the quality of life.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.