Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
The will to be oneself is heroism
Every life is, more or less, a ruin among whose debris we have to discover what the person ought to have been.
With morality we correct the mistakes of our instincts, and with love we correct the mistakes of our morals.
Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Life is a series of collisions with the future.
What makes a nation great is not primarily its great men, but the stature of its innumerable mediocre ones.
The trend towards pure art betrays not arrogance, as is often thought, but modesty. Art that has rid itself of human pathos is a thing without consequence.
Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
That Marxism should triumph in Russia, where there is no industry, would be the greatest contradiction that Marxism could undergo. But there is no such contradiction, for there is no such triumph. Russia is Marxist more or less as the Germans of the Holy Roman Empire were Romans.