Love make us poets, and the approach of death should make us philosophers.
One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.
When you learn, teach, when you get, give.
Happiness is not an ideal of reason, but of imagination.
A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.
It was a melancholy secret that reality can arouse desires but never satisfy them.
I've never known any trouble than an hour's reading didn't assuage.
Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transform it, to change it, rather than having it imposed upon you. You can't really ask for more than that.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
Itís your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
A friend to all is a friend to none
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.