If we are not free, no one will respect us.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
In the end, everything is a gag.
History is the devil's scripture.
Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.
Last year I sang for the Queen of England, met the president of the United States, and got an Emmy and a star on The Walk of Fame. And what did I do? I was just being myself.
That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
Life should be great rather than long.
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.
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.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.