Caution is the eldest child of wisdom
A trial cannot be conducted by announcing the general culpability of a civilization. Only the actual deeds which, at least, stank in the nostrils of the entire world were brought to judgment.
...the habit of despair is worse than despair itself.
Life is the sum of your choices.
Madness such as this, its like trying to stop a fire with the moisture from a kiss
It is easy to shield the outer body from poisoned arrows, but it is impossible to shield the mind from the poisoned darts that originate within itself. Greed, anger, foolishness and the infatuations of egoism - these four poisoned darts originate within the mind and infect it with deadly poison.
Truth, like light is dazzling. By contrast, untruth is a beautiful sunset that enhances everything.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. Albert Ca
I have a good, hearty laugh and an energetic handshake, and those are trump cards.
On the whole, men are more good than bad; that, however, isn't the real point. But they are more or less ignorant, and it is this that we call vice or virtue; the most incorrigible vice being that of an ignorance that fancies it knows everything and therefore claims for itself the right to kill. The
maybe she had become tired of being the girlfriend of a condemned man. It also occured to me that maybe she was sick, or dead. These things happen. [...] Anyway, after that, remembering Marie meant nothing to me. That seemed perfectly normal to me, since I understood very well that people would forg
But the world itself has no reason, and I can say so, I who have experienced it all, from the creation to the destruction.
The contradiction is this: man rejects the world as it is, without accepting the necessity of escaping it. In fact, men cling to the world and by far the majority do not want to abandon it.
We don't have the time to completely be ourselves. We only have the room to be happy.
Metaphysical rebellion is a claim, motivated by the concept of a complete unity, against the suffering of life and death and a protest against the human condition both for its incompleteness, thanks to death, and its wastefulness, thanks to evil.
True debauchery is liberating because it creates no obligations. In it you possess only yourself, hence it remains the favorite pastime of the great lovers of their own person.
History, as an entirety, could only exist in the eyes of an observer outside it and outside the world. History only exists, in the final analysis, for God.
I know simply that the sky will last longer than I.
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
On good days, if you trust life, life has to answer you.
For the first time in a long time I thought about Maman. I felt as if I understood why at the end of her life she had taken a 'fiancÃ©,' why she had played at beginning again. Even there, in that home where lives were fading out, evening was a kind of wistful respite. So close to death, Maman must h