Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.
Music is essentially useless as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past; and we must respect the past, remembering that it was once all that was humanly possible.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.