To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.

“I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.”

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

If a man be without the virtues proper to humanity, what has he to do with music?

It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.