A hero is a man who does what he can.
There is only one heroism in the world: to see the world as it is, and to love it.
Passion is like genius: a miracle.
Most men are essentially dead by thirty.
It is the artist's business to create sunshine when the sun fails.
No one ever reads a book. He reads himself through books.
One makes mistakes; that is life. But it is never a mistake to have loved.
If a man is to shed the light of the sun upon other men, he must first of all have it within himself.
Discussion is impossible with someone who claims not to seek the truth, but already to possess it.
Everything is music for the born musician.
Each man must learn his own ideal and try to accomplish it: that is a surer way of progress than to take the ideas of another.
It is not peace that I seek, but life.
I find war detestable but those who praise it without participating in it even more so.