That's just the point: an honest and sensitive man opens his heart, and the man of business listens and goes on eating--and then he eats you up.
People speak sometimes about the “bestialcruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.
Man only notices his sorrows; he takes his happiness for granted.
I am a sick man....I am an angry man. I am an unattractive man. I think there is something wrong with my liver.
Realism that is limited to the end of one's nose is more dangerous than the most insane fantasticality, because it's blind.
I did dream of it, chiefly because 'all things are lawful.' That was quite right what you taught me, for you talked a lot to me about that. For if there's no everlasting God, there's no such thing as virtue, and there's no need of it.