When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Rancor is an outpouring of a feeling of inferiority.
War drags human beings from their tasks of building and improving, and pushes them en masse into the category of destroyers and killers.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?
I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.
There is but one way left to save a classic; to give up revering him and use him for our own salvation.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.