Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Live simply so others may simply live.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
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.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
One of the saddest things in life, is the things one remembers.
The less you know, the more you believe.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.