Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
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
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
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.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
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.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Life must be lived as play.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.