Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.
What is a society without a heroic dimension?
The very definition of the real becomes: that of which it is possible to give an equivalent reproduction. The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced. The hyper real.
You are born modern, you do not become so.
What you have to do is enter the fiction of America, enter America as fiction. It is, indeed, on this fictive basis that it dominates the world.
What is most important for democracy is not that great fortunes should not exist, but that great fortunes should not remain in the same hands. In that way there are rich men, but they do not form a class.
The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it.
Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
We shall never resolve the enigma of the relation between the negative foundations of greatness and that greatness itself.