Beauty is a terrible and awful thing! It is terrible because it has not been fathomed, for God sets us nothing but riddles. Here the boundaries meet and all contradictions exist side by side.
When there is love, you can live even without happiness.
Even as I approach the gambling hall, as soon as I hear, two rooms away, the jingle of money poured out on the table, I almost go into convulsions.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
What do you think, would not one tiny crime be wiped out by thousands of good deeds?
A cultivated and decent man cannot be vain without setting a fearfully high standard for himself, and without despising and almost hating himself at certain moments.
The soul is healed by being with children.
The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God.
If they drive God from the earth, we shall shelter Him underground.
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
I say let the world go to hell, but I should always have my tea.
The more I love humanity in general, the less I love man in particular.
Thebest definition of man is: a being that goes on two legs and is ungrateful.
But how could you live and have no story to tell?
If not reason, then the devil.
The fear of appearances is the first symptom of impotence.
To go wrong in one's own way is better then to go right in someone else's.
Destroy my desires, eradicate my ideals, show me something better, and I will follow you.
Lying is a delightful thing for it leads to the truth.
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
Civilization has made man, if not always more bloodthirsty, at least more viciously, more horribly bloodthirsty.
Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel.
It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently.