Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
You can't live your life for other people. You've got to do what's right for you, even if it hurts some people you love.
Certain signs precede certain events.
We were all at once terribly alone; and alone we must see it through.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.
Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.