Within the child lies the fate of the future.
If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane.
Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?
Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, and I'm going to be happy in it.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
History is the devil's scripture.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
The life of inner peace, being harmonious and without stress, is the easiest type of existence.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.