Petty laws breed great crimes.
Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
I do not wish to be a coward like the father of mankind and throw the blame upon a woman.
A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.
In its permission to man to render subject to him all other living creatures of the earth, it continued the cruelty of the barbarian and the pagan, and endowed these with what appeared a divine authority ...
for what is the gift of the poet and the artist except to see the sights which others cannot see and to hear the sounds that others cannot hear?
Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
Count art by gold, and it fetters the feet it once winged.
Intensely selfish people are always very decided as to what they wish. They do not waste their energies in considering the good of others.
Truth is a rough, honest, helter-skelter terrier that none like to see brought into their drawing rooms.
Christianity has made of death a terror which was unknown to the gay calmness of the Pagan.
Honor is an old-world thing; but it smells sweet to those in whose hand it is strong.
A great love is an absolute isolation and an absolute absorption.
We do not want to think. We do not want to hear. We do not care about anything. Only give us a good dinner and plenty of money, and let us outshine our neighbors. There is the Nineteenth Century Gospel.
Most crimes are sanctioned in some form or other when they take grand names.
Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Christianity is a formula: it is nothing more.
I have met a thousand scamps; but I never met one who considered himself so. Self-knowledge isn't so common.
you have not a boat of your own, that is just it; that is what women always suffer from; they have to steer, but the craft is some one else's, and the haul too.
Indifference is the invisible giant of the world.
Fancy tortures more people than does reality
Humiliation is a guest that only comes to those who have made ready his resting-place, and will give him a fair welcome. ... no one can disgrace you save yourself.
What we love once, we love forever. Shall there be joy in heaven over those who repent, yet no forgiveness for them upon earth? --"Wanda
One must pray first, but afterwards one must help oneself. God does not care for cowards. --"Wanda
Belief of some sort is the lifeblood of Art.
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