We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
History develops, art stands still.
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.
Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love, it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people, being able to stand things.
Only a struggle twists sentimentality and lust together into love.
Only people who have been allowed to practise freedom can have the grown-up look in their eyes.
At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.
Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.
Most quarrels are inevitable at the time; incredible afterwards.
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