Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
A person preaches well that lives well.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
The future ain't what it used to be.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.