I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.
An arrogant person considers himself perfect. This is the chief harm of arrogance. It interferes with a person's main task in life - becoming a better person.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
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