Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Life is a disease, brother, and death begins already at birth. Every breath, every heartbeat, is a moment of dying - a little shove toward the end.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
It is not the length of life, but the depth.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
We think too much and feel too little.
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?
I restore myself when I'm alone.