Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
To say of men that they are bad is to say they are worse than we think we are, or worse than the ideal man whose image we have built up on the basis of a certain few.
My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of other pessimists.
We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Theories pass. The frog remains.
One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.
We must watch over our modesty in the presence of those who cannot understand its grounds.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
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