We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
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.
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.