Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.
I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.
He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.
Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.
We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.
If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.
Spring is the time of plans and projects.
There are no conditions to which a man cannot become accustomed.
Art is a human activity, consisting in this, that one man consciously, by means of external signs, hands on to others feelings he has worked through, and other people are infected by these feelings and also experience them.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
To love one's neighbors, to love one's enemies, to love everything - to love God in all His manifestations - human love serves to love those dear to us but to love one's enemies we need divine love.
Faith is the force of life.
Man is meant for happiness and this happiness is in him, in the satisfaction of the daily needs of his existence.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
I am used to praying when I am alone, thank God. But when I come together with other people, when I need more than ever to pray, I still cannot get used to it.