Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Life will not break your heart. It'll crush it.
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.
The future starts today, not tomorrow.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Humility is really important because it keeps you fresh and new.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.