To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.
Any place I hang my head is home.
Life is not an exact science, it is an art.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
The historian looks backward. In the end he also believes backward.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
We cannot live better than in seeking to become better.
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
Life is a difficult game. You can win it only by retaining your birthright to be a person.
If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but blind, pitiless indifference
If we are not free, no one will respect us.