If you want to know your true opinion of someone, watch the effect produced in you by the first sight of a letter from him.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
It is with trifles and when he is off guard that a man best reveals his character.
Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world.
To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake
He who does not enjoy solitude will not love freedom.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Exaggeration of every kind is as essential to journalism as it is to dramatic art, for the object of journalism is to make events go as far as possible
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Religion is the metaphysics of the masses.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him
The two foes of human happiness are pain and boredom
To overcome difficulties is to experience the full delight of existence.
Money is human happiness in the abstract; and so the man who is no longer capable of enjoying such happiness in the concrete, sets his whole heart on money.
Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.