To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching. To attain it we must be able to guess what will interest; we must learn to read the childish soul as we might a piece of music. Then, by simply changing the key, we keep up the attraction and vary the song.
As a small child, I felt in my heart two contradictory feelings, the horror of life and the ecstasy of life.
Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul.
So long as a person is capable of self-renewal they are a living being.
Progress, this great heresy of decay.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.
There is no more steely barb than that of the Infinite.
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
The world only goes round by misunderstanding.