Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.
The bed comprehends our whole life, for we were born in it, we live in it, and we shall die in it
The simplest of women are wonderful liars who can extricate themselves from the most difficult dilemmas with a skill bordering on genius.
Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship's captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
A legal kiss is never as good as a stolen one
It is better to be unhappy in love than unhappy in marriage, but some people manage to be both.
Military men are the scourges of the world
It is the lives we encounter that make life worth living.
The essence of life is the smile of round female bottoms, under the shadow of cosmic boredom.
There is only one good thing in life, and that is love.
Words dazzle and deceive because they are mimed by the face. But black words on a white page are the soul laid bare.
The past attracts me, the present frightens me, because the future is death.
Life is a slope. As long as you're going up you're always looking towards the top and you feel happy, but when you reach it, suddenly you can see the road going downhill and death at the end of it all. It's slow going up and quick going down.
In fact living is dying.
The only certainty is death.