The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.
From the Sun I learned this: when he goes down, overrich; he pours gold into the sea out of inexhaustible riches, so that even the poorest fisherman still rows with golden oars. For this I once saw and I did not tire of my tears as I watched it.
In large states public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in large kitchens the cooking is usually bad.
There cannot be a God because if there were one, I could not believe that I was not He.
True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet,with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Freedom is the will to be responsible to ourselves.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.
A man's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play.