We turn toward God only to obtain the impossible.
Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
Your successes and happiness are forgiven you only if you generously consent to share them.
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny.
We used to wonder where war lived, what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives… inside ourselves.
The real passion of the twentieth century is servitude.
In order to exist, man must rebel, but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet, and in meeting, begin to exist.
To cut short the question of the law of retaliation, we must note that even in its primitive form it can operate only between two individuals of whom one is absolutely innocent, and the other absolutely guilty. The victim, to be sure, is innocent. But can the society that is supposed to represent the victim lay claim to innocence?