But how is the artist to protect himself against the corruption of the age which besets him on all sides?
Grace is the beauty of form under the influence of freedom.
Only through Beauty's morning- gate, dost thou penetrate the land of knowledge.
Our age is enlightened... How is it, then, that we still remain barbarians?
On the mountains there is freedom! The world is perfect everywhere, save where man comes with his torment.
Truth exists for the wise, beauty for the feeling heart.
Man only plays when he is in the fullest sense of the word a human being, and he is only fully a human being when he plays
Live with your century, but do not be its creature.
The iron chain and the silken cord are both equally bonds.
It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons.
If you cannot please everyone with your deeds and your art, please a few. To please many is bad.
When the wine goes in, strange things come out.
Be noble minded! Our own heart, and not other men's opinions of us, forms our true honor.
Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily.
I feel an army in my fist.
We shall be free, just as our fathers were.
Every true genius is bound to be naive.
Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
The joke loses everything when the joker laughs himself.
To save all we must risk all.
Did you think the lion was sleeping because he didn't roar?
The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
Honesty prospers in every condition of life.
Votes should be weighed not counted.
It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
In the society, where people are just parts in a larger machine, individuals are unable to develop fully.
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.
There is no such thing as chance; and what seem to us merest accident springs from the deepest source of destiny.
Great souls suffer in silence.
Art is the daughter of freedom.
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
The strong man is strongest when alone.
The greater part of humanity is too much harassed and fatigued by the struggle with want, to rally itself for a new and sterner struggle with error.
It does not prove a thing to be right because the majority say it is so.
Power is the most persuasive rhetoric.
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.