The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
It’s easier to write about Socrates than about a young woman or a cook.
When an actor has money he doesn’t send letters, he sends telegrams.
The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
We learn about life not from plusses alone, but from minuses as well.
A writer is not a confectioner, a cosmetic dealer, or an entertainer.
A fiance is neither this nor that: he’s left one shore, but not yet reached the other.
The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you too.
If you cry ‘forward’, you must without fail make plain in what direction to go.
Man is what he believes.
Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.