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.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
There's no advantage to hurrying through life.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
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.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
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.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It comes every day.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
I want to feel my life while I'm in it.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
We think too much and feel too little.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child