We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.
To be liberated, woman must feel free to be herself, not in rivalry to man but in the context of her own capacity and her personality.
The writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man’s proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit — for gallantry in defeat — for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally-flags of hope and of emulation.
The man to whom life is alien, who is incapable of living, nothing else remains for him, but to become an official.[Kому чужда жизнь, кто неспособен к ней, тому больше ничего не остается, как стать чиновником.]
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them
Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.