All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
Passion must be concealed in a society where cold reserve and indifference are the signs of good breeding.
No psychologist should pretend to understand what he does not understand... Only fools and charlatans know everything and understand nothing.
Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
It's easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
If you cry 'forward', you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
When you're thirsty and it seems that you could drink the entire ocean, that's faith; when you start to drink and finish only a glass or two, that's science.
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
Only entropy comes easy.
Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.
A fiance is neither this nor that: he's left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
The world perishes not from bandits and fires, but from hatred, hostility, and all these petty squabbles.
People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
How unbearable at times are people who are happy, people for whom everything works out.