That which has been believed by everyone, always and everywhere, has every chance of being false.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
There is not in the world so toilsome a trade as the pursuit of fame; life concludes before you have so much as sketched your work.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk – they are all part of the curriculum.
I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.
I don’t feel guilty about expressing myself in French; nor do I feel that I am continuing the work of the colonizers.
There is perhaps no more obvious vanity than to write of it so vainly.
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
Two dangers constantly threaten the world: order and disorder.
My parents, and especially my mother, encouraged by the director of the local school which I was attending, wanted in spite of everything to send me to a National School of Arts and Crafts so that I could later become an engineer.