Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
Some people are desperately looking for scapegoats, they just don't want to see the truth!
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
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.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
We all owe death a life.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
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.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Sometimes - history needs a push.