I cannot say whether things will get better if we change what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.
God created man in His own image, says the Bible philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinion at all.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven.
We have no words for speaking of wisdom to the stupid. He who understands the wise is wise already.
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
Nothing can contribute more to peace of soul than the lack of any opinion whatever.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress: in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams.
Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.
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