Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
Most men are individuals no longer so far as their business, its activities, or its moralities are concerned. They are not units but fractions.
You'll find individuals agreeing on this, but when they get into collective societies and larger groups they find it difficult to achieve group agreement.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too much for the next year and yet far too little for the next 10.
We're dealing with sophisticated customers. What's most important to these women is individuality. I have to create things she'll want to wear, no matter who she is.
Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue.
I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God's help I shall succeed.
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
I'm trying to mix the cool, independent stuff with the big stuff, but it's been difficult finding the right roles. It's been an interesting ride as far as my career pendulum is concerned.
LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks.