Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
The entire world is my temple, and a very fine one too, if I’m not mistaken, and I’ll never lack priests to serve it as long as there are men.
To know nothing is the happiest life.
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
History creates comprehensibility primarily by arranging facts meaningfully and only in a very limited sense by establishing strict causal connections.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
Everybody hates a prodigy, detests an old head on young shoulders.
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
Fortune favors the audacious.