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
True spirituality has its basis in moral life, which in turn is based on contem-plation.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
There is one common struggle against those who have appropriated the earth, the money, and the machines.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Sometimes - history needs a push.
Science is the most reliable guide for civilization, for life, for success in the world. Searching a guide other than the science is meaning carelessness, ignorance and heresy.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Iím not afraid of death, but Iím in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.