People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
If man limits himself to a satisfied animal existence, and asks from life only what such an existence can give, the higher values of life at once disappear.
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.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
The more I see, the less I know for sure.
I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
My life didn't please me, so I created my life.