Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him
A large city cannot be experientially known; its life is too manifold for any individual to be able to participate in it.
Proverbs are always platitudes until you have personally experienced the truth of them.
Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Everyone who wants to do good to the human race always ends in universal bullying.
Nobody can have the consolations of religion or philosophy unless he has first experienced their desolations
Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.