The Spaniards are slow in their motions but strong in their attachments.
To abandon oneself to principles is really to die – and to die for an impossible love which is the contrary of love.
The history of the kingdom of God is, directly, one of a reunion. The total divine milieu is formed by the incorporation of every elected spirit in Jesus Christ.
Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
If I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I’m still waiting, it’s all been to seduce women basically.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
You don’t make a poem with ideas, but with words.
Have you ever thought how humiliating and distressing it was to be placed upon a sphere? For friendship it is a boon never to be able to be further apart than the antipodes. But suppose that you are leaving together to go on and on; it is impossible. To go beyond a certain point is to return to where you began.
There are two types of poor people, those who are poor together and those who are poor alone. The first are the true poor, the others are rich people out of luck.