We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
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.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.