Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
The will to be oneself is heroism
Every life is, more or less, a ruin among whose debris we have to discover what the person ought to have been.
With morality we correct the mistakes of our instincts, and with love we correct the mistakes of our morals.
Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
What makes a nation great is not primarily its great men, but the stature of its innumerable mediocre ones.
Life is a series of collisions with the future.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed by man
Life is fired at us point blank.
The essence of man is, discontent, divine discontent; a sort of love without a beloved, the ache we feel in a member we no longer have.