God, that dumping ground of our dreams.
A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.
God, that checkroom of our dreams.
The least one can say of power is that a vocation for it is suspicious.
I don't judge a regime by the damning criticism of the opposition, but by the ingenuous praise of the partisan.
Stupidity, outrage, vanity, cruelty, iniquity, bad faith, falsehood -- we fail to see the whole array when it is facing in the same direction as we.
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Greatness, in order to gain recognition, must all too often consent to ape greatness.
We are not na?ve enough to ask for pure men; we ask merely for men whose impurity does not conflict with the obligations of their job.
To be adult is to be alone.
To hate fatigues.
I prefer the honest jargon of reality to the outright lies of books.