Like many confused and evolving humans, I live in constant danger of transformation.
Not necessity, not desire – no, the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything – health, food, a place to live, entertainment – they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.
It is living and ceasing to live that are imaginary solutions. Existence is elsewhere.
The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
We must have ideals and try to live up to them, even if we never quite succeed. Life would be a sorry business without them. With them it’s grand and great.
May you live your life as if the maxim of your actions were to become universal law.
It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
A child, from the time he can think, should think about all he sees, should suffer for all who cannot live with honesty, should work so that all men can be honest, and should be honest himself.
A little too wise, they say, do ne’er live long.