In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish.
A science which does not bring us nearer to God is worthless.
The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life.
To write the lives of the great in separating them from their works necessarily ends by above all stressing their pettiness, because it is in their work that they have put the best of themselves.