Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
Fixed ideas are like a cramp in the foot - the best remedy against it is to tread on it.
Of all tyrannies democracy is the most agonizing, the most inane, the absolute fall of everything great and elevated.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.
If you marry you will regret it. If you do not marry you will regret it. If you marry or do not marry, you will regret it.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
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.