Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank. Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
A man of genius has a right to any mode of expression.
A great age of literature is perhaps always a great age of translations.
A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him.
Colloquial poetry is to the real art as the barber's wax dummy is to sculpture.
But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.
All great art is born of the metropolis.
A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.