Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
Materialism coarsens and petrifies everything, making everything vulgar, and every truth false.
If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.
I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.
Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
It is the hour to be drunken! to escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.
To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.