If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.