The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Live your life and forget your age.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Life must be lived as play.