Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are.
The will to be oneself is heroism
With morality we correct the mistakes of our instincts, and with love we correct the mistakes of our morals.
Every life is, more or less, a ruin among whose debris we have to discover what the person ought to have been.
Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do.
Abasement, degradation is simply the manner of life of the man who has refused to be what it is his duty to be.
Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.
Life is the external text, the burning bush by the edge of the path from which God speaks.
Poetry is adolescence fermented, and thus preserved.
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.