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" A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance. "
" If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads. "
" That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future. "
" The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. "
" I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life. "
" Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom. "
" I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom. "
" Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. "
Good And Evil
" The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever. "
" It is well for the heart to be naive and the mind not to be. "
" We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best. "
" There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant. "
" In art as in love, instinct is enough. "
" Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear. "
" The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces. "
" It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit. "
" If a million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. "
" The truth is that life is delicious, horrible, charming, frightful, sweet, bitter, and that is everything. "
" War will disappear only when men shall take no part whatever in violence and shall be ready to suffer every persecution that their abstention will bring them. It is the only way to abolish war. "
" Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have left me. "
" An education which does not cultivate the will is an education that depraves the mind. "
" Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. "
" Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. "
" We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal. "
" The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. "
" Nine tenths of education is encouragement. "
" It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. "
" No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. "
" An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't. "
" Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one. "
" What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster! "