Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
I have no idea what's awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.