If Christianity is pessimistic as to man, it is optimistic as to human destiny. Well, I can say that, pessimistic as to human destiny, I am optimistic as to man.
An intellectual is a person whose mind watches itself.
Purely historical thought is nihilistic; it wholeheartedly accepts the evil of history.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Integrity has no need of rules.
As a remedy to life in society, I would suggest the big city. Nowadays it is the only desert within our reach.
You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
If all the world were clear, art would not exist.
Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.
Peace is the only battle worth waging.
Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.