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…
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly.
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.
Art is the uniting of the subjective with the objective, of nature with reason, of the unconscious with the conscious, and therefore art is the highest means of knowledge.
All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.
You can love a person dear to you with a human love, but an enemy can only be loved with divine love.
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness!
There is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.