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The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down hill.
The value of culture is its effect on character. It avails nothing unless it ennobles and strengthens that. Its use is for life. Its aim is not beauty but goodness.
I have never met an author who admitted that people did not buy his book because it was dull.
It is good to be on your guard against an Englishman who speaks French perfectly; he is very likely to be a card-sharper or an attache in the diplomatic service.
There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish; to bewail it senseless.
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
Just as the painter thinks with his brush and paints the novelist thinks with his story.
Evil can be condoned only if in the beyond it is compensated by good and God himself needs immortality to vindicate his ways to man.
Loving-kindness is the better part of goodness. It lends grace to the sterner qualities of which this consists.
It must be that to govern a nation you need a specific talent and that this may very well exist without general ability.
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