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.
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.
Go up close to your friend, but do not go over to him! We should also respect the enemy in our friend.
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.
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.
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.
I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly conflict.
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