The more a man can forget, the greater the number of metamorphoses which his life can undergo; the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all.
Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences.
Don’t forget to love yourself.
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.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.