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It seems to be the fate of idealists to obtain what they have struggled for in a form which destroys their ideals
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances
At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid
No art can conquer the people alone - the people are conquered by an ideal of life upheld by authority.
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."