Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
The strong man is the one who is able to intercept at will the communication between the senses and the mind.
I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified.
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
Sport is part of every man and woman’s heritage and its absence can never be compensated for.
The pagan loves the earth in order to enjoy it and confine himself within it; the Christian in order to make it purer and draw from it the strength to escape from it.
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death… these are things that unite us all.
Paris is in a tranquil state; the infernal cabal that besieges me appears guided by foreigners. This idea consoles me, for nothing is so painful as being persecuted by one’s own fellow-citizens.