We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Maybe this world is another planet?s hell.
When a woman conceives her true self, a miracle occurs and life around her begins again.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
My art and profession is to live.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.