Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
The esthete stands in the same relation to beauty as the pornographer stands to love, and the politician stands to life.
Love and art do not embrace what is beautiful but what is made beautiful by this embrace.
Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don't come into the world.
Science is spectral analysis. Art is light synthesis.
The difference between psychiatrists and other mentally disturbed people is something like the relationship between concave and convex madness.
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
One's need for loneliness is not satisfied if one sits at a table alone. There must be empty chairs as well.
How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.
War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
Stupidity gets up early; that is why events are accustomed to happening in the morning.
He who sleeps half a day has won half a life.
Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.
When a culture feels that its end has come, it sends for a priest.
The immorality of men triumphs over the amorality of women.
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.
It is the style of idealism to console itself for the loss of something old with the ability to gape at something new.
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
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