The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
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
Life is made up of marble and mud.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
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.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being.
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!
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.