Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
Reason well from the beginning and then there will never be any need to look back with confusion and doubt.
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
What worries you, masters you.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal... one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.
War is to man what maternity is to a woman. From a philosophical and doctrinal viewpoint, I do not believe in perpetual peace.
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity and trust.
If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.
Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
One day, someone showed me a glass of water that was half full. And he said, "Is it half full or half empty?" So I drank the water. No more problem.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.
If you think a thing is impossible,you'll only make it impossible.
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