There are so many things about which some old man ought to tell one while one is little; for when one is grown one would know them as a matter of course.
Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.
Who has not sat before his own heart’s curtain? It lifts: and the scenery is falling apart.
One had to take some action against fear when once it laid hold of one.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
There are no classes in life for beginners; right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
I want to be with those who know secret things or else alone.
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there’s another dog.