To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives.
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
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