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.
If we are not free, no one will respect us.
Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.
It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually.
Behind every beautiful thing, there's some kind of pain.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
All sport ... is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged.
Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.
Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
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.
Don't own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
The reality of the building does not consist in the roof and walls, but in the space within to be lived in.