Don't forget to love yourself.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
Marriage brings one into fatal connection with custom and tradition, and traditions and customs are like the wind and weather, altogether incalculable.
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.
Old age realizes the dreams of youth: look at Dean Swift; in his youth he built an asylum for the insane, in his old age he was himself an inmate.
Once you label me you negate me.
One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.
Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
Take away paradox from the thinker and you have a professor.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived.