To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Nothing is harder than to get people to think about what they are going to do.
Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
The twenty-first century will be spiritual or it will not be.
A political leader is necessarily an imposter since he believes in solving life's problems without asking its question.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
What is Man? A miserable little pile of secrets.
Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the coarse or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved
There's no such thing as a grown up person.
The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
In the realm of human destiny, the depth of man's questionings is more important than his answers.
To love a painting is to feel that this presence is ... not an object but a voice.
Every creation is, at its root, the struggle between potential form and imitated form.
And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman.
An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.
The terrible thing about death is that it transforms life into destiny.
Christ...an anarchist who succeeded. That's all.
The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
He who has dreamed for long resembles his dream.
The world of art is not a world of immortality but of metamorphosis.
I don't argue with my enemies; I explain to their children.
In so far as he is a creator, the artist does not belong to a social group already moulded by a culture, but to a culture which he is by way of building up.
There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
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