I love those who yearn for the impossible.
There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
When a whole nation is roaring Patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and purity of its heart.
Surely, to think your own the only wisdom, and yours the only word, the only will, betrays a shallow spirit, an empty heart.
If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do.
Constancy in love is a perpetual inconstancy, in which the heart attaches itself successively to each of the lover’s qualities, giving preference now to one, now to another.
He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit – this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.