Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
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.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
The natural world is the greatest source of excitement. The greatest source of visual beauty. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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!
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
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.
Live your life and forget your age.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
My art and profession is 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.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included