We spend our time envying people whom we wouldn't wish to be.
Hatred, for the man who is not engaged in it, is a little like the odor of garlic for one who hasn't eaten any.
When I was young I pitied the old. Now old, it is the young I pity.
The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
I should have no use for a paradise in which I should be deprived of the right to prefer hell.
A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Kill one man and you're a murderer, kill a million and you're a conqueror.
We give others praise which we ourselves don't believe, as long as they respond with praise we can believe.
On the brink of being satiated, desire still appears infinite.
To be adult is to be alone.
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.
Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said.
Falsity cannot keep an idea from being beautiful; there are certain errors of such ingenuity that one could regret their not ranking among the achievements of the human mind.
It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls.
Kill one man, and you are murderer
Being right is less important to us than the freedom to be wrong.
It is sometimes important for science to know how to forget the things she is surest of.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
Theories pass. The frog remains.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood - we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
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