Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
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.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Live to the point of tears.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.