In the end, everything is a gag.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
History is the devil's scripture.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
We fear our highest possibility (as well as our lowest one). We are generally afraid to become that which we can glimpse in our most perfect moments.
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.
Pain don't hurt.
I don't mind living in a man's world, as long as I can be a woman in it.
Nature is not human-hearted.
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.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.