This terrifying world is not devoid of charms, of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile.
Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.
If people do not believe that mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
First, then, God, being all-just, wishes to do justice; being all-wise, knows what justice is; being all-powerful, can do justice. Why then injustice?
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
How can I go forward when I don't know which way I'm facing?
Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Certain signs precede certain events.
The past is the best prophet of the future.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.