Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Nature is not human-hearted.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
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
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.