The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.
Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
Human pride is not worthwhile; there is always something lying in wait to take the wind out of it.
To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy, in our age, can still do for those who study it.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
When everything seem to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it ....
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