Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
Against the beautiful and the clever and the successful, one can wage a pitiless war, but not against the unattractive: then the millstone weighs on the breast.
There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.
In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did they produce? The cuckoo clock!
The world doesn't make any heroes anymore.
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance.
No human being can really understand another, and no one can arrange another's happiness.
My two fingers on a typewriter have never connected with my brain. My hand on a pen does. A fountain pen, of course. Ball-point pens are only good for filling out forms on a plane.