Your success story is a bigger story than whatever you're trying to say on stage. Success makes life easier. It doesn't make living easier.
The ascetic makes a necessity of virtue.
The newspaper reader says: this party will ruin itself if it makes errors like this. My higher politics says: a party which makes errors like this is already finished -- it is no longer secure in its instincts.
Has a woman who knew she was well-dressed ever caught a cold?
So long as you are praised think only that you are not yet on your own path but on that of another.
All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.
Distrust everyone in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!
To forget one's purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
He who has a strong enough why can bear almost any how.
After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
You gave him an opportunity of showing greatness of character and he did not seize it. He will never forgive you for that.
Oh, how much is today hidden by science! Oh, how much it is expected to hide!
He who despises himself nevertheless esteems himself as a self-despiser.
Good ideas are a dime a dozen, bad ones are free.
Love is seeing without eyes, hearing without ears; hatred is nothing.
If you love something let it go free. If it doesn't come back, you never had it. If it comes back, love it forever.
Love is a given, hatred is acquired.
Materialism is the only form of distraction from true bliss.
Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Search for meaning, eat, sleep. Die, search for meaning, search for meaning, search for meaning.
We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.
Money is good, love is wealth.
Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
Why ask why? If it's raining it just is.
While seeking revenge, dig two graves -- one for yourself.
Born a saint, die a sinner -- born a sinner, die a saint.
Being sorry is the highest act of selfishness, seeing value only after discarding it.
The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity.
Smile, it's free therapy.
Smile, it's better than a poke in the eye.
We are all serving a life sentence, and good behavior is our only hope for a pardon.
Born to be wild -- live to outgrow it.
Boring people are a reflection of boring people.
When all is lost, ask the I.R.S. -- they'll find something.
Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven.
Thought precedes action, action does not always precede thought.
Life is good when we think it's good. Life is bad when we don't think.
Thinking good thoughts is not enough, doing good deeds is not enough, seeing others follow your good examples is enough.
If wishes were fishes we'd all be throwing nets. If wishes were horses we'd all ride.
Strong words are required for weak principles.
Seeing the light is a choice, not seeing the light is no choice.
Conscience is the window of our spirit, evil is the curtain.
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