Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
To forgive is not just to be altruistic.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
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.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Any place I hang my head is home.
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.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth). Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.