Middle age has been defined as what happens when a person's broad mind and narrow waist change places.
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
The worldly comforts are not for me. I am like a traveller, who takes rest under a tree in the shade and then goes on his way.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
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.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
To do a great right do a little wrong.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Any place I hang my head is home.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.