All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Freedom is from within.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Each soul is potentially divine.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Courage is grace under pressure.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.