Since boredom advances and boredom is the root of all evil, no wonder, then, that the world goes backwards, that evil spreads. This can be traced back to the very beginning of the world. The gods were bored; therefore they created human beings.
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world, whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always, she had to admit, interesting.
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.