The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Each person must live their life as a model for others.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The less you know, the more you believe.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
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.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.