When I am all alone, I often, very often, say your name aloud…
When he judged himself, that was his supreme moment.
When I came to men, then found I them resting on an old infatuation: all of them thought they had long known what was good and bad for men.
When I picture a perfect reader, I always picture a monster of courage and curiosity, also something supple, cunning, cautious, a born adventurer and discoverer.
When man does not have firm, calm lines on the horizon of his life- mountain and forest lines, as it were- then a man's innermost will becomes agitated, preoccupied, and wistful.
When we have to change our mind about a person, we hold the inconvenience he causes us very much against him.
What? You seek something? You wish to multiply yourself tenfold, a hundredfold? You seek followers? Seek zeros!
Whatever they may think and say about their "egoism", the great majority nonetheless do nothing for their ego their whole life long: what they do is done for the phantom of their ego which has formed itself in the heads of those around them and has been communicated to them.