When people are bored it is primarily with themselves.
Category: Bores And Boredom
There is always a chance that he who sets himself up as his brother's keeper will end up by being his jail-keeper.
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.
Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
Nonconformists travel as a rule in bunches. You rarely find a nonconformist who goes it alone. And woe to him inside a nonconformist clique who does not conform with nonconformity.
What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else?
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
Category: Coward And Cowardice
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.