Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous
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- All progress means war with society.
- It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
- Youth is such a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
- It is all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.
- Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.
- You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.