God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
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 kills a man, one is an assassin; one kills millions, one is a conqueror; one kills everybody, one is a god.
Nothing leads the scientist so astray as a premature truth.
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 is sometimes well for a blatant error to draw attention to overmodest truths.
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
One must credit an hypothesis with all that has had to be discovered in order to demolish it.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
To reflect is to disturb one's thoughts.
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.
Theories pass. The frog remains.
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.
I think I am one of those who can manage not to take on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
Truth is always served by great minds, even if they fight it.
Take heed of critics even when they are not fair; resist them even when they are.
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.