The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness.
Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
In the woods too, a man casts off his years, as the snake his slough, and at what period soever of life, is always a child.
Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude tolive after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowdkeeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Art is a fruit that grows in man, like a fruit on a plant, or a child in its mother's womb.
An honest man is always a child.
To give style to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
A man growing old becomes a child again.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
It's so great to love somebody and, out of that, to make a child. So that's my goal.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Send forth the child and childish man together, and blush for the pride that libels our own old happy state, and gives its title to an ugly and distorted image.
What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
Then not only an old man, but also a drunkard, becomes a second time a child.
For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight.