I'm not like most of the people: excited to madness at the beginning of the affections and then, after a month, completely uninterested by them. I'm the opposite: time passes and affection grows, only dying when the ingratitude and wickedness kills them.

Correspondence (1916)
Only as we mature does affection begin to depend on achievement.

Status Anxiety
I always believed that some places are magnets and that we are attracted to them if we walk nearby.

Dans le Caf� de la Jeunesse Perdue
We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it
Most people would rather give than get affection
Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.


On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."