Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Time is the best killer.
The image is one thing and the human being is another...It's very hard to live up to an image, put it that way.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
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.
I think it can be shown that the law makes ten criminals where it restrains one.
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.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.
To protect our freedoms, it seems we're going to have to relinquish some of our freedoms for a short period of time.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be...
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.