A revolution only lasts fifteen years, a period which coincides with the effectiveness of a generation.
We have need of history in its entirety, not to fall back into it, but to see if we can escape from it.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Youth does not require reasons for living, it only needs pretexts.
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
To live is to feel oneself lost.
For the person for whom small things do not exist, the great is not great.
To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand.
The difficulties which I meet with in order to realize my existence are precisely what awaken and mobilize my activities, my capacities.
Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.