What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
To unfold the secret laws and relations of those high faculties of thought by which all beyond the merely perceptive knowledge of the world and of ourselves is attained or matured, is a object which does not stand in need of commendation to a rational mind.
All of life and human relations have become so incomprehensibly complex that, when you think about it, it becomes terrifying and your heart stands still.
Law stands mute in the midst of arms.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
If you have white walls, human beings look better in a room than if you have red walls.
Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.
I have long been convinced that my artistic ideal stands or falls with Germany. Only the Germany that we love and desire can help us achieve that ideal.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
He like a rock in the sea unshaken stands his ground.
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
The human brain now holds the key to our future. We have to recall the image of the planet from outer space: a single entity in which air, water, and continents are interconnected. That is our home.
It is necessary for him who lays out a state and arranges laws for it to presuppose that all men are evil and that they are always going to act according to the wickedness of their spirits whenever they have free scope.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.
War is war. The only good human being is a dead one.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
We are divine beings having a human experience.
I absolutely loathe luxury. It is the one thing I cannot stand.