Even truth needs to be clad in new garments if it is to appeal to a new age.
The less you know, the more you believe.
The pleasure of the moment begins to wither almost as soon as it blossoms; our pleasures are soon swallowed up in time's relentless torrent.
Mastery of the emotions is fundamental to a virtuous life.
In their innocence, very young children know themselves to be light and love. If we will allow them, they can teach us to see ourselves the same way.
The joy in life is his who has the heart to demand it.
In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.
The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.
When life hands you a lemon, say, 'Oh yeah, I like lemons! What else ya got?
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed
Old age, especially an honoured old age, has so great authority, that this is of more value than all the pleasures of youth.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
Anything I've done up till 27 May 1999 was kind of an illusion, existing without living. My daughter, the birth of my daughter, gave me life.
The knowledge of oneself will preserve that person from vanity.
I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just...in between.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.