Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
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
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
You are not stuck where you are unless you decide to be.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Where there is love there is life.
The more you live in the present moment, the more the fear of death disappears.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.