To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
All of us are products of our childhood.
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?
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Time is the best killer.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.