In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.

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Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.

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A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.

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Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

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To insure the adoration of a theorem for any length of time, faith is not enough, a police force is needed as well.

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Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

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Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.

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All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.

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The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding.

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Ah, mon cher, for anyone who is alone, without God and without a master, the weight of days is dreadful.

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Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide.

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Without freedom, no art

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