For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
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!
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
It is easier to influence strong than weak characters in life.
Let the guarantee of free speech be in every man's determination to use it, and we shall have no need of paper declarations.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Time is the best killer.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
I'm not sure I'm adult yet.