Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the coarse or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted
War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Art is a revolt against fate.
Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.