Life has a certain flavour for those who have fought and risked all that the sheltered and protected can never experience.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
The gentleman understands rightousness, the petty man understands interest.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is life itself, it is an insane way to live.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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.
I'm never going to be disabled. I'm sick of being so healthy.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.