Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
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.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Life must be lived as play.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
The future is the shape of things to come.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.