At the moment when anyone begins to take philosophy seriously, all the world believes the opposite.
Every characteristic absence of spirituality, every piece of common vulgarity, is due to an inability to resist a stimulus - you have to react, you follow every impulse.
Try for once to justify the meaning of your existence as it were a posteriori by setting yourself an aim, a goal... an exalted and noble 'to this end.' Perish in pursuit of this and only this.
There is only a perspective seeing, only a perspective "knowing"; and the more affects we allow to speak about one thing, the more eyes, different eyes, we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our "concept" of this thing, our "objectivity," be.
If spouses did not live together, good marriages would be more frequent.
Ah, my friend, I sometimes think that I lead a highly dangerous life since I'm one of those machines that can burst apart.