The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
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.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Certain signs precede certain events.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Eventually all things fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moments, and know everything happens for a reason.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
One doesn't recognize the really important moments in one's life until it's too late.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.