Life holds only one tragedy, ultimately: not to have been a saint.
Everything begins in mysticism and ends in politics.
It is impossible to write ancient history because we do not have enough sources and impossible to write modern history because we have too many.
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable renascent errors.
The world has changed more in the last thirty years than it has since Jesus Christ.
When I see my best friend coming I do not say to myself "How am I going to manage propagandizing him?"
The man who wishes to remain faithful to justice must make himself continually unfaithful to inexhaustibly triumphant injustice.