At a dance, the person who doesn't participate, thinking it foolish, is the one who looks most foolish.
Criticism seldom changes society for the better, but often changes the critic for the worse.
Customs are a culture's deep thoughts, embodied in the thoughtless actions of its people.
A desperate man moves through society like a wave through deep water, its power hidden till, suddenly rising, it bursts against the rocks.
The morality of the saints makes life harder for oneself. The morality of social conservatives makes life harder for others.
Our rights extend only to the property line of our own life.
Once, we were isolated from each other by lack of speech. Now, by excess.
Nothing can be a need unless you think of it by yourself, without the aid of advertisements.
Since, in exchanging presents, everyone's net gain is null, I prefer the more efficient gift of not giving.
At holidays we make donations to the economy in each other's honor.
Environmentalism is not about saving nature, but saving civilization.
Materialism is for the soul.
Promiscuity blunts pleasure's edge, just as drunkards taste their liquor least.
Developers build because parents beget. Suburbs sprawl because lovers do.
A diamond is only a rock without someone to wear it.
Only the loner can study the crowd.