The word majesty was now dropped; but, with the deepest respect and humility, I was addressed as the count. What could I do? I accepted the title, and from that moment I was known as Count Peter.
No one who has lived even for a fleeting moment for something other than life in its conventional sense and has experienced the exaltation that this feeling produces can then renounce his new freedom so easily.
The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.
The absurd depends as much on man as on the world. For the moment, it is all that links them together.
But only a brief moment is granted to the brave one breath or two, whose wage is the long nights of the grave.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
Heroism is endurance for one moment more.
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.