Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
We think too much and feel too little.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
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.
People can tell you to keep your mouth shut, but that doesn't stop you from having your own opinion
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Pain don't hurt.
The future is the shape of things to come.