And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else.
Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
The basic problem is that our civilization, which is a civilization of machines, can teach man everything except how to be a man.