Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
Never feel remorse for what you have thought about your wife; she has thought much worse things about you.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Already at the origin of the species man was equal to what he was destined to become.
One kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god
Whether man is disposed to yield to nature or to oppose her, he cannot do without a correct understanding of her language
Literature: proclaiming in front of everyone what one is careful to conceal from one's immediate circle
A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
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
A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it
Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it
Kill a man and you're a murderer. Kill many and you're a conqueror. Kill them all, you're a god.
The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
I still understand a few words in life, but I no longer think they make a sentence.
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
There are moments when very little truth would be enough to shape opinion. One might be hated at extremely low cost.
When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic.
It is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that.