The surest way to be deceived is to consider oneself cleverer than others.
Nothing is so difficult as not deceiving oneself.
The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
To throw oneself to the side of the oppressed is the only dignified thing to do in life.
To know oneself is to disbelieve utopia.
The instinct to improve oneself materially is necessary for growth. It is at the fountain of the enterprising spirit which drives private enterprise.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Politeness is a desire to be treated politely, and to be esteemed polite oneself.
As we know, forgiveness of oneself is the hardest of all the forgivenesses.
In France one must adapt oneself to the fragrance of a urinal.
The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
Freeing oneself from words is liberation.
A golden rule: to leave an incomplete image of oneself.
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
How one hates to think of oneself as alone. How one avoids it. It seems to imply rejection or unpopularity.
It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.
It is after all the greatest art to limit and isolate oneself.
One should make morals judgements for oneself.