To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!

Don't fear failure.—Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.