This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
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
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Im not in this world to live up to your expectations and youre not in this world to live up to mine.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
A man's true character comes out when he's drunk.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Don't cry for a man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.