Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'