Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and ''historical tasks'' is an actual or potential assassin.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves
The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind.
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the State.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants
Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.
It is the job of thinking people not to be on the side of the executioners.
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience.