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 more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.
A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
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.
I am not young enough to know everything.