The conquerors enslave the conquered, when the gap between them is small; when it is large, they exterminate them.
Men first lie and cheat for sport, then for trinkets, and finally for great ends, having formed the habit.
A suppressed idea mutates to ever more virulent forms; these are then invoked to justify its continued suppression.
When we adhere to convention in appearance, we show that we care what others think; and we show that we care deeply when we depart from it.
When you find yourself in a book, what you lose is the book.
By the time you know all the answers you no longer believe them.
The desire to rule would be impotent without the desire to be ruled.
Believing that nothing is true permits you to believe that anything is possible.
When someone says he doesn’t understand, he’s not usually asking for an explanation.
People resent being told what to think, but they scarcely notice being told what to think about.