Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
All of us are products of our childhood.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
We think too much and feel too little.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.