Petrus Borel

“You'll always be a pretty unhappy man if you are always going to insist on digging and getting beneath things, instead of viewing just the surface. Excavations of thought and reason are always deadly, and always followed by a landslide. We can't both live and think too much; we must renounce either one or the other. How could one support existence if, like you, he were always reflecting on things? For, only a little thought is needed to urge us on to death. Look at a star in the sky and ask what it is: then our misery, our low estate, our limited and thin intelligence, appear in all their splendor. In disgust, we pity ourselves; weak and ashamed of ourselves, who were once stupidly arrogant, we call for the relief of oblivion, even more incomprehensible . We must fix things so that they glance off us, like so many strikes off armor. Accept everything cheerfully. Laugh at it all.”


Petrus Borel, Champavert; seven bitter tales
Read more quotes from Petrus Borel


Share this quote:
Share twitter circle

Friends Who Liked This Quote


To see what your friends thought of this quote, please sign up!


This Quote Is From

Champavert; seven bitter tales Champavert; seven bitter tales by Petrus Borel
49 ratings, average rating, 5 reviews

Browse By Tag