Pain don't hurt.
Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
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.
Nature is not human-hearted.
To be able to look back upon ones life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
A tragedy means always a man's struggle with that which is stronger than man.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Time ripens all things; no one is born wise.
Life's pretty good, and why wouldn't it be? I'm a pirate, after all.
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The nicest thing for me is sleep, then at least I can dream.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
History is the devil's scripture.
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Life must be lived as play.
The way to know life is to love many things.