Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be. French translation
Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth.
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
To know what life is worth you have to risk it once in a while.
We are our choices.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings.
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
One doesn't discover new lands without losing sight of the shore.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Patience is also a form of action.
If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company.
You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly
I leave before being left. I decide.
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear.
Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own.
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Divide each difficulty into as many parts as is feasible and necessary to resolve it.
You're beautiful, but you're empty. No one could die for you.
The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves, but in our attitude towards them.
People who make no noise are dangerous.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
Conquer yourself rather than the world.
To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools.
I've suffered too much to hide my feelings.
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still and quiet in a room alone.
In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself.
Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
The beautiful is that which we cannot wish to change.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.