Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.
You have your ideology and I have mine.
Say not, ‘I have found the truth,’ but rather, ‘I have found a truth.’
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country? If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in the desert.
To rule is not so much a question of the heavy hand as the firm seat.
The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.