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!
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
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.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Life must be lived as play.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.