Thomas Mann Quotes

You ask what is the use of classification, arrangement, systematization? I answer you: order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject – the actual enemy is the unknown. We must lead the human race up out of the primitive stages of fear and patient stupidity, and set its feet on […]

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

He who loves the more is the inferior and must suffer.

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere. You even smell it.

One must die to life in order to be utterly a creator.

The good Lord sees your heart, not the braid on your jacket. Before Him we are all in our birthday suits, generals and common men alike.

Art is to the community what the dream is to the individual.