Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
To love someone means to see him as God intended him.
Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death.
If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
If there is no God, everything is permitted.
A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
Deprived of meaningful work, men and women lose their reason for existence; they go stark, raving mad.
We sometimes encounter people, even perfect strangers, who begin to interest us at first sight, somehow suddenly, all at once, before a word has been spoken.
There are things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind.
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