Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
All that happens means something; nothing you do is ever insignificant.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
It takes a long time to grow young.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
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.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Without a measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.