Law is born from despair of human nature.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.
The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
We distinguish the excellent man from the common man by saying that the former is the one who makes great demands on himself, and the latter who makes no demands on himself.
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Order is not pressure which is imposed on society from without but an equilibrium which is set up from within.
An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.