Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
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.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
We all owe death a life.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.