Renown? I've already got more of it than those I respect, and will never have as much as those for whom I feel contempt...
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood -- we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
Science had better not free the minds of men too much, before it has tamed their instincts.
There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost.
Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife she has thought much worse things about you.
To hate fatigues.
God, that checkroom of our dreams.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
To be adult is to be alone.
One kills a man, one is an assassin one kills millions, one is a conqueror one kills everybody, one is a god.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
The books one has written in the past have two surprises in store: one couldn't write them again, and wouldn't want to.
Prerequisite for rereadability in books: that they be forgettable.
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
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