One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love – any love – reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
You’re a sovereign as a citizen. If you’re not involved in your government, you’re not doing your job. In the long run that’s very bad for the Republic.
Love is the cheapest of religions.
Did anyone ever have a boring dream?
Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic.
The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery.
Jews do not have to be Christians. Christianity is an offshoot of Judaism, but too utopian, too hopeful, too unrealistic a turn.
No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first.
Will power is only the tensile strength of one’s own disposition. One cannot increase it by a single ounce.