Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
The ox suffers, the cart complains.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh.
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander.
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
Love that is not jealous is neither true nor pure.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
A great artist is a great man in a great child.