She already loved me too much to see me as I was.
I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.
Wisdom comes not from reason but from love.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
Drunkenness is never anything but a substitute for happiness.
A business is seldom if ever built up except on lines of strictest integrity.
Nothing blocks happiness like happiness remembered.
Don't think that your truth could be found by someone else.
Man's first and greatest victory must be won against the gods.
With each book you write you should lose the admirers you gained with the previous one.
In hell there is no other punishment than to begin over and over again the tasks left unfinished in your lifetime.
Without mysticism man can achieve nothing great.
To win ones joy through struggle is better than to yield to melancholy.
Nothing is good for everyone, but only relatively to some people.
The only real education comes from what goes counter to you.
The scholar seeks truth, the artist finds.
Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age.
Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than death.
Often the best in us springs from the worst in us.
When everything belongs to everyone, nobody will take care of anything.
Atheism. There is not a single exalting and emancipating influence that does not in turn become inhibitory.
There is a law in life: When one door closes to us another one opens.
The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers the most from its own limitations.
Most often people seek in life occasions for persisting in their opinions rather than for educating themselves.
A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
Most quarrels amplify a misunderstanding.
It is better to fail at your own life than to succeed at someone else's.
There is no work of art that is without short cuts.
Nothing excellent can be done without leisure.
It is with noble sentiments that bad literature gets written.
The most subtle art, the strongest and deepest art- supreme art- is the one that does not at first allow itself to be recognized.
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image. Each one is more precious than all.
The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
Whoever starts out toward the unknown must consent to venture alone.
Sin is whatever obscures the soul.
Seize from every moment its unique novelty, and do not prepare your joys.
Rather than recount his life as he has lived it, he must live his life as he will recount it.
Life was nothing other than what came and went with each passing moment.
So as long as we live among men, let us cherish humanity.
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.