In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
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.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
The man who has no sense of history, is like a man who has no ears or eyes
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.