The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
If one's different, one's bound to be lonely.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
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.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.
Doubt must be no more than vigilance, otherwise it can become dangerous.
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.
This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
To forget is the secret of eternal youth. One grows old only through memory. There's much too little forgetting.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.