The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
I am not young enough to know everything.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
What goes up must come down.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
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.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.