I know that I have lived because I have felt, and, feeling giving me the knowledge of my existence, I know likewise that I shall exist no more when I shall have ceased to feel.
All treaties between great states cease to be binding when they come in conflict with the struggle for existence.
The race of mankind would perish did they cease to aid each other. We cannot exist without mutual help. All therefore that need aid have a right to ask it from their fellow-men; and no one who has the power of granting can refuse it without guilt.
The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Liberal institutions straightway cease from being liberal the moment they are soundly established: once this is attained no more grievous and more thorough enemies of freedom exist than liberal institutions.
The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
For a novelist, a given historic situation is an anthropologic laboratory in which he explores his basic question: What is human existence?
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
The joy of life is not a profane type of enjoyment: it reveals the bliss of existing, of sharing in the spontaneity of life and the majesty of the world.
But that intimacy of mutual embarrassment, in which each feels that the other is feeling something, having once existed, its effect is not to be done away with.
When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Let go, and move closer to existence in silence and peace, in meditation.
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working.
The wave is the same as the ocean, though it is not the whole ocean. So each wave of creation is a part of the eternal Ocean of Spirit. The Ocean can exist without the waves, but the waves cannot exist without the Ocean.
I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress. It eventually becomes a social function - you are an actress and you make a living out of it, but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive, or how to exist in a certain way.
Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
Many have argued that a vacuum does not exist, others claim it exists only with difficulty in spite of the repugnance of nature; I know of no one who claims it easily exists without any resistance from nature.
Man's love is of man's life a part; it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
I cease not to advocate peace; even though unjust it is better than the most just war.