With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
There is a concept that is the corrupter and destroyer of all others. I speak not of Evil, whose limited empire is that of ethics; I speak of the infinite.
I am the Empire at the end of the decadence.
The more constraints one imposes, the more one frees one's self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Therefore, having obtained the opportunity from these sources, I too began to consider the mobility of the earth.
It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached the goal; While others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
London, that great cesspool into which all the loungers and idlers of the Empire are irresistibly drained.
The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire - the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain.
The Holy Roman Empire is neither Holy, nor Roman, nor an Empire.
Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
The shortage of buyers, which the world is suffering from, is readily understood, not as due to people not wishing to obtain possession of goods, but as people being unwilling to part with something which might earn a regular income in exchange for those goods.
Moral and spiritual decay have brought about the demise of more great nations (empires) than any invading enemy force, plague, famine and natural disasters combined.
Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.