The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
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
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
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!
We all owe death a life.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye...until we meet again