Emerson is a person who lives instinctively on ambrosia - and leaves everything indigestible on his plate.
There still shines the most important nuance by virtue of which the noble felt themselves to be men of a higher rank. They designate themselves simply by their superiority in power (as "the powerful," "the masters," "the commanders") or by the most clearly visible signs of this superiority, for exam
In the world of high finance the shilling of the idle rich man can buy more than that of the poor, industrious man.
One is fruitful only at the cost of being rich in contradictions.
Believe me there is no such thing as great suffering, great regret, great memory....everything is forgotten, even a great love. That's what's sad about life, and also what's wonderful about it. There is only a way of looking at things, a way that comes to you every once in a while. That's why it's g
All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.
You have to be very rich or very poor to live without a trade.
After another moment's silence she mumbled that I was peculiar, that that was probably why she loved me but that one day I might disgust her for the very same reason.
To live is to hurt others, and through others, to hurt oneself. Cruel earth! How can we manage not to touch anything? To find what ultimate exile?
I don't want to represent man as he is, but only as he might be.
â€¦. Query: How contrive not to waste one's time? Answer: By being fully aware of it all the while. Ways in which this can be done: By spending one's days on an uneasy chair in a dentist's waiting-room; by remaining on one's balcony all of a Sunday afternoon; by listening to lectures in a language o
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
There is but one freedom, to put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible.
I'd buy myself a cabin on the beach, I'd put some glue in my navel, and I'd stick a flag in there. Then I'd wait to see which way the wind was blowing.
A man devoid of hope and conscious of being so has ceased to belong to the future.
We spend our days in deliberating, and we end them without coming to any resolve.
Germany collapsed as a result of having engaged in a struggle for empire with the concepts of provincial politics.
N'attendez pas le jugement dernier. Il a lieu tous les jours. Do not wait for the last judgment. It happens every day.
Charm is a way of getting the answer 'Yes' without asking a clear question.
Do you believe in God, doctor?" No - but what does that really mean? I'm fumbling in the dark, struggling to make something out. But I've long ceased finding that original.
The great courage is to stare as squarely at the light as at death.
Thus, in a middle course between these heights and depths, they drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could have acquired substance only by consenting to root themselves in the solid earth of their distress.
Maman died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know. I got a telegram from the home: 'Mother deceased. Funeral tomorrow. Faithfully yours.' That doesn't mean anything. Maybe it was yesterday.
Man wants to live, but it is useless to hope that this desire will dictate all his actions. Albert Camu