It is curious how there seems to be an instinctive disgust in Man for his nearest ancestors and relations. If only Darwin could conscientiously have traced man back to the Elephant or the Lion or the Antelope, how much ridicule and prejudice would have been spared to the doctrine of Evolution.
Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
The more rapidly a civilization progresses, the sooner it dies for another to rise in its place.
All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution
Every artist writes his own autobiography.
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks.
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
The prevalence of suicide, without doubt, is a test of height in civilization; it means that the population is winding up its nervous and intellectual system to the utmost point of tension and that sometimes it snaps.