Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.
Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.