It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.
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.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
The less you know, the more you believe.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Life must be lived as play.