Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Those who speak of our culture as dead or dying have a quarrel with life, and I think they cannot understand its terms, but must endlessly repeat the projection of their own desires.
To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.
Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.
What is a rebel? A man who says no: but whose refusal does not imply a renunciation.
I am of Russian-Jewish distraction.
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.