The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
I am not young enough to know everything.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
As you go through life, you've got to see the valleys as well as the peaks.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
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.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.