It takes a very deep-rooted opinion to survive unexpressed.
To love an idea is to love it a little more than one should.
Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men and you are a conqueror. Kill them all and you are a god.
Theories pass. The frog remains.
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
In politics, yesterday's lie is attacked only to flatter today's.
The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become.
We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing.
There are certain moments when we might wish the future were built by men of the past.
To be adult is to be alone.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day.
To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.
The divine is perhaps that quality in man which permits him to endure the lack of God.