Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn’t everything.
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
The world is never quiet, even its silence eternally resounds with the same notes, in vibrations which escape our ears. As for those that we perceive, they carry sounds to us, occasionally a chord, never a melody.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.
Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.