The great man's greatest luck is to die at the right time.
Friendship Never explain -- your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
That which corrodes the souls of the persecuted is the monstrous inner agreement with the prevailing prejudice against them.
Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
With some people solitariness is an escape not from others but from themselves. For they see in the eyes of others only a reflection of themselves.
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious.