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.
Insanity in individuals is rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction.
I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.
We must be willing to fail and to appreciate the truth that often 'Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.'
History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
Certain signs precede certain events.
When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Is it not enough that 'things are cruel and blind'? Must we also be cruel and blind?