Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
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.
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
Morals are in all countries the result of legislation and government; they are not African or Asian or European: they are good or bad.
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.