English German French

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.

Piety is not a goal but a means to attain through the purest peace of mind the highest culture.

Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.

Agriculture is now a motorized food industry, the same thing in its essence as the production of corpses in the gas chambers and the extermination camps, the same thing as blockades and the reduction of countries to famine, the same thing as the manufacture of hydrogen bombs.

Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.

A useless life is an early death.

The future influences the present just as much as the past.

A good reputation is more valuable than money.

In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors.

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

There are two things which a democratic people will always find very difficult - to begin a war and to end it.

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso.

Filter by author

Filter by tag


Find quotes in french, in german, or in latin. Click on the translation icon.