It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it.
The danger is not lest the soul should doubt whether there is any bread, but lest, by a lie, it should persuade itself that it is not hungry.
Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.
It gets a bit boring talking about the same thing for a hundred years.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books.
Expenditures rise to meet income.
Every time that I think of the crucifixion of Christ, I commit the sin of envy.
There can be a true grandeur in any degree of submissiveness, because it springs from loyalty to the laws and to an oath, and not from baseness of soul.