Quotes by The National, Paris, 1850

There is no law against composing music when one has no ideas whatsoever. The music of Wagner, therefore, is perfectly legal

The National, Paris, 1850

Other Great Authors


In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.

Unknown

I exhort you also to take part in the great combat, which is the combat of life, and greater than every other earthly combat.

Plato

Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.

John Masefield

Education has for its object the formation of character.

Herbert Spencer

She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.

Willa Cather

Earth's the right place for love. I don't know where it's likely to go better.

Robert Frost »

It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.

Millard Fuller »