The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see.
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.