Clashes of taste are an inevitable by-product of a world where forces continually fragment and deplete us in new ways.

The Architecture of Happiness
It is known that the taste - whatever it is - is improved exactly as we improve our judgment, by extending our knowledge, by a steady attention to our object, and by frequent exercise
It is for the most part in our skill in manners, and in the observations of time and place and of decency in general, that what is called taste by way of distinction consists; and which is in reality no other than a more refined judgment
Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness
Exuberance is better than taste
My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best
Men lose their tempers in defending their taste


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."