If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
It has become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.
Precaution is better than cure.
The flowery style is not unsuitable to public speeches or addresses, which amount only to compliment. The lighter beauties are in their place when there is nothing more solid to say; but the flowery style ought to be banished from a pleading, a sermon, or a didactic work.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
I kind of lost interest in the classical dance. I was very much interested in the modern choreography.
What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.
The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
When the passions become masters, they are vices.
The man who does evil to another does evil to himself, and the evil counsel is most evil for him who counsels it.
You don't have to sort of enhance reality. There is nothing stranger than truth.
The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.