Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
If you have zest and enthusiasm, you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.