Your belief in God is merely an escape from your monotonous, stupid and cruel life.
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
Sow a thought and you get an act; Sow an act and you get a habit; Sow a habit and you get a character; Sow a character and you get a destiny.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Nature is not human-hearted.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. If we're frantic, life will be frantic. If we're peaceful, life will be peaceful. And so our goal in any situation becomes inner peace.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
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.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Life has got to be lived-that's all that there is to it.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.