Learning from one’s enemies is the best way to love them, for it puts one into a grateful mood toward them.
It is very noble hypocrisy not to talk of one’s self.
Contentment preserves one from catching cold. Has a woman who knew that she was well dressed ever caught a cold? No, not even when she had scarcely a rag on her back.
A man who is very busy seldom changes his opinions.
In architecture the pride of man, his triumph over gravitation, his will to power, assume visible form. Architecture is a sort of oratory of power by means of form.
One will not go far wrong if one attributes extreme actions to vanity, average ones to habit, and petty ones to fear.
There is not even enough religion in the world to destroy the world’s religions.
Ascetic: one who makes a necessity of virtue.
Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
Better know nothing than half-know many things.