Date of birth: 1871-07-10
Date of death: 1922-11-18
Quotes number: 55
A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.
A fashionable milieu is one in which everybody's opinion is made up of the opinion of all the others. Has everybody a different opinion? Then it is a literary milieu.
A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.
A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.
As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress.
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.