Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Life is more or less a lie, but then again, that's exactly the way we want it to be.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
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.