It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
One completely overcomes only what one assimilates.
The scholar seeks, the artist finds.
A work of art is an exaggeration.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Long only for what you have.
Welcome everything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else.
One should want only one thing and want it constantly. Then one is sure of getting it. But I desire everything, and consequently get nothing.
To win one's joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
In order to be utterly happy the only thing necessary is to refrain from comparing this moment with other moments in the past, which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing them with other moments of the future.
What I dislike least in my former self are the moments of prayer.
Nothing is good for everyone, but only relatively to some people.
We live counterfeit lives in order to resemble the idea we first had of ourselves.
It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.
Sadness is a state of sin.
Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.
If one could recover the uncompromising spirit of one's youth, one's greatest indignation would be for what one has become.
The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
God depends on us. It is through us that God is achieved.