Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
The decisions of law courts should never be printed: in the long run, they form a counter authority to the law.
The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
The best mannered people make the most absurd lovers.
Watch out for the fellow who talks about putting things in order! Putting things in order always means getting other people under your control.
Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it for it is ice-cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
There is no kind of harassment that a man may not inflict on a woman with impunity in civilized societies.
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.