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" And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own. "
" Man knows that the world is not made on a human scale; and he wishes that it were. "
" To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. "
" The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself. "
" There is always a need for intoxication: China has opium, Islam has hashish, the West has woman. "
" Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only. "
" Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate. "
" Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always. "
" The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell. "
" An art book is a museum without walls. "
" War puts its questions stupidly, peace mysteriously. "
" There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases. "
" Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. "
" Opium teaches only one thing, which is that aside from physical suffering, there is nothing real. "
" Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides. "
" The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself. "
" Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it. "
" Communism destroys democracy. Democracy can also destroy Communism. "