Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he did not wish to sign.
~ in Le Jardin d’ epicure
To die for an idea is to place a pretty high price upon conjectures.
~ in La Revotle des anges
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another.
Never lend books, for no one ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folk have lent me.
There are no bad books any more than there are ugly women.
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.