Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.
Eternity -- waste of time.
Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
Novels are longer than life.
We know all their gods; they ignore ours. What they call our sins are our gods, and what they call their gods, we name otherwise.
If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
Would that well-thinking people should be replaced by thinking ones.
How many inner resources one needs to tolerate a life of leisure without fatigue
The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.
Category: Love At First Sight
Lovers should also have their days off.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
There are. intangible realities which float near us, formless and without words; realities which no one has thought out, and which are excluded for lack of interpreters.
Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.
Most virtue is a demand for greater seduction.