How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
We are Christians by the same title as we are natives of Perigord or Germany.
Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one’s own inner self.
The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.