Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
She had wit, she had grace, she had beauty; But above all, she had truth.
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
If one has no vanity in this life of ours, there is no sufficient reason for living.
Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
True life is lived when tiny changes occur.
If I were told that what I shall write will be read in twenty years by the children of today and that they will weep and smile over it and will fall in love with life, I would devote all my life and all my strengths to it.
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.