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I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the earth will be killed.

Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.

There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.

The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

There are many elements to a campaign. Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.

Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.

An artist has no home in Europe except in Paris.

I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain.

Which death is preferably to every other? 'The unexpected'.

What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

That terrible mood of depression of whether it's any good or not is what is known as The Artist's Reward.

The poor don't know that their function in life is to exercise our generosity.

We can't form our children on our own concepts we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.

Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.

Rare is the union of beauty and purity.

Age carries all things away, even the mind.

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

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