The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Nature is not human-hearted.
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.