A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
In the end, everything is a gag.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.
Life did not intend to make us perfect. Whoever is perfect belongs in a museum.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
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.
Do not erase the designs the child makes in the soft wax of his inner life.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
It's only terrible to have nothing to wait for.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.