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.
The twenty-first century will be spiritual or it will not be.
Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides.
What is Man? A miserable little pile of secrets.
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.
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.
An artist discovers his genius the day he dares not to please.
To love a painting is to feel that this presence is ... not an object but a voice.
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.
The terrible thing about death is that it transforms life into destiny.
He who has dreamed for long resembles his dream.
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.
Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted.
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.
The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
If you can't make art, make your life a work of art.
One cannot create an art that speaks to men when one has nothing to say.
Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were.
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