If no one fought except on his own conviction, there would be no wars.
There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent.
The whole world is now for me divided into two halves: one half is she, and there all is joy, hope, light: the other half is everything where she is not, and there is all gloom and darkness…
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
There is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the society of clever women.
It is not given to man to know what is right and what is wrong. Men always did always will err, and in nothing more than in what they consider right and wrong.
It is not beauty that endears, it’s love that makes us see beauty.
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, then all possibility of life is destroyed.