There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
All of us are products of our childhood.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
Time is the best killer.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
Certain signs precede certain events.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
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.
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.