Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more.
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense! To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow the coup de grace for the painter as well as for the picture.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
In America the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.
My soul is not my own any more. I cannot live like I want to. I am going to give up films.
Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
To add a library to a house is to give that house a soul.
This is the manner of noble souls: they do not want to have anything for nothing; least of all, life. Whoever is of the mob wants to live for nothing; we others, however, to whom life gave itself, we always think about what we might best give in return... One should not wish to enjoy where one does not give joy.
Not a few other very eminent and scholarly men made the same request, urging that I should no longer through fear refuse to give out my work for the common benefit of students of Mathematics.
Whatever advice you give, be short.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
The colour of my soul is iron-grey and sad bats wheel about the steeple of my dreams.
I think that adult Polish audiences, while observing what was happening in Poland, started to give in to a particular kind of anxiety.
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up.
The soul is healed by being with children.
In painting you must give the idea of the true by means of the false.
The fact that our task is exactly commensurate with our life gives it the appearance of being infinite.
All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
Our souls may lose their peace and even disturb other people's, if we are always criticizing trivial actions - which often are not real defects at all, but we construe them wrongly through our ignorance of their motives.