Only those who spread treachery, fire, and death out of hatred for the prosperity of others are undeserving of pity.
Talent is a gift that brings with it an obligation to serve the world, and not ourselves, for it is not of our making.
But love, like the sun that it is, sets afire and melts everything. what greed and privilege to build up over whole centuries the indignation of a pious spirit, with its natural following of oppressed souls, will cast down with a single shove.
He who does not see things in their depth should not call himself a radical.
Culture, which makes talent shine, is not completely ours either, nor can we place it solely at our disposal. Rather, it belongs mainly to our country, which gave it to us, and to humanity, from which we receive it as a birthright.
To give one’s life is a right only when one gives it unselfishly.
Mountains culminate in peaks, and nations in men.
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while others reflect the brilliance they receive.
Peoples are made of hate and of love, and more of hate than love.
Men of action, above all those whose actions are guided by love, live forever.