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 Café 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."