Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included
Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.
I'd trade all my tomorrows for a single yesterday.
Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
Old age is the only disease you dont want to be cured of.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Certain signs precede certain events.
There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.
Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves.
We think too much and feel too little.
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.