A theoretical system does not merely state facts which have been observed and that logically deducible relations to other facts which have also been observed.
Breaking accepted rules does bring people together.
Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray; Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way: Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on, And see the dangers that we cannot shun.
To confer the gift of drawing, we must create an eye that sees, a hand that obeys, a soul that feels; and in this task, the whole life must cooperate. In this sense, life itself is the only preparation for drawing. Once we have lived, the inner spark of vision does the rest.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
Life hands us a lot of hard choices, and other people can help us more than we might realize. We often think we should make important decisions using just our own internal resources. What are the pros and cons? What does my gut tell me? But often we have friends and family who know us in ways we don’t know ourselves.
Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance.
Social democracy does not represent an ideal future; it does not even represent the ideal past.
Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies.
Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth.