It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly, just as it is to be angry with a car that won’t go.
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
One should as a rule respect public opinion in so far as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
A happy life must be to a great extent a quiet life, for it is only in an atmosphere of quiet that true joy dare live.
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 be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.