For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.