The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The greater the state the more wrong and cruel its patriotism and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments the governments alone independent of the interests of the people to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.
If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state and all men of our time are in such a state.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Faith is the sense of life that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live.
All happy families resemble one another each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.