We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
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.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.