The main thing is to know something and to say it.
—Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
An artist is he for whom the goal and center of life is to form his mind.
Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself.
Art and works of art do not make an artist; sense and enthusiasm and instinct do.
A family can develop only with a loving woman as its center.
A so-called happy marriage corresponds to love as a correct poem to an improvised song.