A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
All of us are products of our childhood.
I desire to live in peace and to continue the life I have begun under the motto 'to live well you must live unseen'
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.
It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
Live to the point of tears.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
In the survival of favoured individuals and races, during the constantly-recurring struggle for existence, we see a powerful and ever-acting form of selection.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.