Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
It takes a long time to grow young.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
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.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.
Courage is a kind of salvation.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
Life is the dancer and you are the dance.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air