Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
The sanitary and mechanical age we are now entering makes up for the mercy it grants to our sense of smell by the ferocity with which it assails our sense of hearing
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
So far as business and money are concerned, a country gains nothing by a successful war, even though that war involves the acquisition of immense new provinces
Charm - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution
Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
Every man of genius sees the world at a different angle from his fellows, and there is his tragedy
When love is suppressed hate takes its place
Man lives by imagination.