The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Man, before he is being regenerated, does not even know that any internal man exists, much less is he acquainted with its nature and quality.
There's nothing in the world like the devotion of a married woman. It's a thing no married man knows anything about.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that's important - you know.
You traverse the world in search of happiness, which is within the reach of every man. A contented mind confers it on all.
I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
I want to teach men the sense of their existence, which is the Superman, the lightning out of the dark cloud man.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
I think the worst woman that ever existed would have made a man of very passable reputation - they are all better than us and their faults such as they are must originate with ourselves.
Let a man then know his worth, and keep things under his feet.
They didn't accept me theory - not a theory, but just a thought I had about this character. I noticed that this man only exists when the boy comes into the grocery.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
These days man knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other.
Happy is the man whom the Muses love: sweet speech flows from his mouth.