Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
When all life is seen as divine, everyone grows wings.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
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.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Nature is not human-hearted.
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.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.