You learn to speak by speaking to study by studying to run by running to work by working in just the same way you learn to love by loving.
Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war.
The truth is that life is delicious horrible charming frightful sweet bitter and that is everything.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
To imagine is everything to know is nothing at all.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
Lovers who love truly do not write down their happiness.
Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
No government ought to be without censors and where the press is free no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges to beg in the streets and to steal bread.
The law in its majestic equality forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges to beg in the streets and to steal bread.
An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream not only plan but also believe.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us all that gives value to life we owe to it pity we owe to it courage we owe to it all the virtues.
All changes even the most longed for have their melancholy for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves we must die to one life before we can enter another.
We reproach people for talking about themselves but it is the subject they treat best.