A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Every reasonable human being should be a moderate Socialist.
It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.
People's behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
For to be poised against fatality, to meet adverse conditions gracefully, is more than simple endurance; it is an act of aggression, a positive triumph.
We don't love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.
For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.
For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
I never can understand how anyone can not smoke it deprives a man of the best part of life. With a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe, nothing can touch him, literally.
Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
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