Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
During your life, never stop dreaming. No one can take away your dreams
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
In the end, everything is a gag.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Life must be lived as play.