Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
I know of only one duty, and that is to love.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Men must live and create. Live to the point of tears.
Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
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