Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior; she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior.
First of all, whoever didn't want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined.
The most beautiful things are those that madness prompts and reason writes.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?
Every man I meet was in some way my superior.
Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
While the laughter of joy is in full harmony with our deeper life, the laughter of amusement should be kept apart from it. The danger is too great of thus learning to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery, and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
When we conquer without danger our triumph is without glory.
Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Live dangerously and you live right.
Each nation feels superior to other nations. That breeds patriotism - and wars.
The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously!
The heaviest penalty for deciding to engage in politics is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.
That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and challenging but it's just art - it's safe.
I strive to be brief but I become obscure.
I am bound to add that the excess in too little has ever proved in me more dangerous than the excess in too much; the last may cause indigestion, but the first causes death.
Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
It may be true, that men, who are mere mathematicians, have certain specific shortcomings, but that is not the fault of mathematics, for it is equally true of every other exclusive occupation.