The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
There is no consensus, there is no homogeneity, there is no truth.
I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up.
The philosopher proves that the philosopher exists. The poet merely enjoys existence.
Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
Peace is its own reward.