To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Love does not alter the beloved, it alters itself.
Literature is my calling To hold up the mirror to my countrymen comes natural to me; and in the open field of invention I am not without hopes of giving them pleasure.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both.
Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurrences it cannot understand.
Nothing can have value without being an object of utility.
It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.