If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
One man with a gun can control 100 without one.
What goes up must come down.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
He had the look of one who had drunk the cup of life and found a dead beetle at the bottom.
Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.
A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
In the end, everything is a gag.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Anybody can dig a hole and plant a tree. But make sure it survives. You have to nurture it, you have to water it, you have to keep at it until it becomes rooted so it can take care or itself. There are so many enemies of trees.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.