Confidence in the principles of an enemy must remain even during war, otherwise a peace could never be concluded; and hostilities would degenerate into a war of extermination since war in fact is but the sad resource employed in a state of nature in defen
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
You would be surprised how hard it often is to translate an action into thought
The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original
Christian morality prefers remorse to precede lust, and then lust not to follow
My unconscious knows more about the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious
Democracy means the opportunity to be everyone's slave
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots
Education is what most receive, many pass on, and few possess.
When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says 'After all, I'm only human.'
Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.
Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves
Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves
No ideas and the ability to express them - that's a journalist
Language is the mother of thought, not its handmaiden
Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life
To me all men are equal: there are jackasses everywhere, and I have the same contempt for them all
Morality is a venereal disease. Its primary stage is called virtue; its secondary stage, boredom; its tertiary stage, syphilis.
Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram
The mission of the press is to spread culture while destroying the attention span
Progress, under whose feet the grass mourns and the forest turns into paper from which newspaper plants grow, has subordinated the purpose of life to the means of subsistence and turned us into the nuts and bolts for our tools
Solitude would be ideal if you could pick the people to avoid
Stupidity is an elemental force for which no earthquake is a match