A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
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.
Live to the point of tears.
Where there is love there is life.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed