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.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
The way to know life is to love many things.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Don't be concerned others not appreciating you. Be concerned about your not appreciating others.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
My art and profession is to live.
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
There's place and means for every man alive.
Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.
Life is too short for long-term grudges.
I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
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.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Hard work, disciplined habits, modesty in living, contentment and cheerfulness.
Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.