Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.