To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
Let the first impulse pass, wait for the second.
Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
When desire dies, fear is born.
There are apothecaries’ shops, where prepared medicines, liquids, ointments, and plasters are sold; barbers’ shops, where they wash and shave the head; and restaurateurs, that furnish food and drink at a certain price.
But we must create in each person a sense of responsibility in order that each one of us can have the right to enjoy all his rights.
Man would be otherwise. That is the essence of the specifically human.
Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.
The only things that the United States has given to the world are skyscrapers, jazz, and cocktails. That is all. And in Cuba, in our America, they make much better cocktails.