From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
Bad company is as instructive as licentiousness. One makes up for the loss of one's innocence with the loss of one's prejudices.
My ideas are my whores.