In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
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.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
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.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
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.
Nature is not human-hearted.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.