There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.
There is only one passion, the passion for happiness.
You have to make it happen.
The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
When superstition is allowed to perform the task of old age in dulling the human temperament, we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry, in painting, and in music.
We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.