Surely these women won’t lose any more of their beauty and charm by putting a ballot in a ballot box once a year than they are likely to lose standing in foundries or laundries all year round. There is no harder contest than the contest for bread, let me tell you that.
There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy. Be militant each in your own way. I incite this meeting to rebellion.
The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.
Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
This is the merit and distinction of art: to be more real than reality, to be not nature but nature’s essence.
The longer I live, the more I feel that true repose consists in ‘renouncing’ one’s own self, by which I mean making up one’s mind to admit that there is no importance whatever in being ‘happy’ or ‘unhappy’ in the usual meaning of the words.
I’ve never been more famous than I was, suddenly, in 1986.
As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.