It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues.
In art as in love, instinct is enough.
Category: Arts And Artists
There are very honest people who do not think that they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
Category: Books And Reading
No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
Category: Critics And Criticism
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
Nine tenths of education is encouragement.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.
That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.