Civilized society is perpetually menaced with disintegration through this primary hostility of men towards one another ...
Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.
From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
The reason wealth doesn't bring happiness is that money is not an infantile concept.
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
Where they love they do not desire and where they desire they do not love.