The greatest happiness is to know the
source of unhappiness.
Happiness does not lie in
but in the achievement of it.
To live without hope is to cease to live.
If there is no
God, everything is permitted.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence;
they go stark, raving mad.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at
least once a month.
The formula '2+2=5' is not without its attractions.
One can know a man from his
laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him,
you may confidently say that he is a good man.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up.
Only one thing matters, one thing; to
be able to dare!
Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting
there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things
Man is unhappy because he
doesn't know he's happy. It's only that. That's all, that's all! If anyone
finds out he'll become happy at once, that minute... Man is fond of counting
his troubles, but he does not count his
If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough
happiness provided for it.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs
and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only
but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world
depended, would dry up at once.
To love someone means to see him as God intended him.