Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.
The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.
Between eighteen and twenty, life is like an exchange where one buys stocks, not with money, but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.
Be careful -- with quotations, you can damn anything.
Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.
War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously.
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