Solitude is independence.
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke.