I am thirty-three - the age of the good Sans-culotte Jesus; an age fatal to revolutionists.
What's wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
We confess our bad qualities to others out of fear of appearing naive or ridiculous by not being aware of them
You generally hear that what a man doesn't know doesn't hurt him, but in business what a man doesn't know does hurt.
The cliche is dead poetry.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.
Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
If you wish to be brothers, let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.
Wisdom is keeping a sense of fallibility of all our views and opinions.
In a happy marriage it is the wife who provides the climate, the husband the landscape.