The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
You never know what life is like, until you have lived it.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Always say 'yes' to the present moment... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?