"This is the highest wisdom that I own; freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew."
"A really great talent finds its happiness in execution."
"Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops."
"What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own."
"The artist alone sees spirits. But after he has told of their appearing to him, everybody sees them."
"Age merely shows what children we remain."
"The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age."
"It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do, that makes life blessed."
"Error is acceptable as long as we are young; but one must not drag it along into old age."
"Character develops itself in the stream of life."
"Life is the childhood of our immortality."
"All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own."
"We know accurately only when we know little, with knowledge doubt increases."
"Doubt grows with knowledge."
"Wisdom is found only in truth."
"Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago."
"Trust yourself, then you will know how to live."
"Love does not dominate; it cultivates."
"What is important in life is life, and not the result of life."
"I love those who yearn for the impossible."
"All intelligent thoughts have already been thought; what is necessary is only to try to think them again."
"Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds."
"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
"Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes."
"The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone."
"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever."
"Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest."
"The mediator of the inexpressible is the work of art."
"Personality is everything in art and poetry."
"In art the best is good enough."