To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Time is the best killer.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
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.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.