Laughter is the mind's intonation. There are ways of laughing which have the sound of counterfeit coins.
As a general truth, it is safe to say that any picture that produces a moral impression is a bad picture.
Barbarism is needed every four or five hundred years to bring the world back to life. Otherwise it would die of civilization.
The reason for the sadness of this modern age and the men who live in it is that it looks for the truth in everything and finds it.
The English are crooked as a nation and honest as individuals. The contrary is true of the French, who are honest as a nation and crooked as individuals.
Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists... When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.