The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
The future is the shape of things to come.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
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!
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.