Art begins with resistance-at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
Quote by Andre Gide
Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
I find just as much profit in cultivating my hates as my loves
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I...
Prejudices are the props of civilization
What would there be in a story of happiness? Only what prepares it, only what...
Too chaste a youth leads to a dissolute old age
What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another...
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
A straight path never leads anywhere except to the objective.
It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre...
The greatest intelligence is precisely the one that suffers most from its own limitations.
Therefore is a word the poet must not know.
Society knows perfectly well how to kill a man and has methods more subtle than...
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for...
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding...
Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back...
Man is more interesting than men. God made him and not them in his image....
Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through...
Old hands soil, it seems, whatever they caress, but they too have their beauty when...