The best Quotations


An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
- Thomas Mann

Every reasonable human being should be a moderate socialist.
- Thomas Mann

Extraordinary creature! so close a friend, and yet so remote.
- Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
- Thomas Mann

I have always been an admirer. i regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; i don't know where i would be without it.
- Thomas Mann

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
- Thomas Mann

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

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
- Thomas Mann

Speech is civilization itself. the word... preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.
- Thomas Mann

The only religious way to think of death is as part and parcel of life.
- Thomas Mann

There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. i insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. i shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
- Thomas Mann

We, when we sow the seeds of doubt deeper than the most up-to-date and modish free-thought has ever dreamed of doing, we well know what we are about. only out of radical skeptics, out of moral chaos, can the absolute spring, the anointed terror of which the time has need.
- Thomas Mann

What is uttered is finished and done with.
- Thomas Mann

You ask what is the use of classification, arrangement, systemization? i answer you: order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject-the actual enemy is the unknown.
- Thomas Mann

An art whose medium is language will always show a high degree of critical creativeness, for speech is itself a critique of life: it names, it characterizes, it passes judgment, in that it creates.
- Thomas Mann

Every reasonable human being should be a moderate socialist.
- Thomas Mann

Extraordinary creature! so close a friend, and yet so remote.
- Thomas Mann

Human reason needs only to will more strongly than fate, and she is fate.
- Thomas Mann

I have always been an admirer. i regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; i don't know where i would be without it.
- Thomas Mann

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it.
- Thomas Mann

It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
- Thomas Mann

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

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
- Thomas Mann

Speech is civilization itself. the word... preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.
- Thomas Mann


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Quotation Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - writer
Quotation The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them. - writer
Quotation Man is a mind betrayed, not served, by his organs. - writer
Quotation Money is always there but the pockets change. - writer
Quotation As one grows older, one becomes wiser and more foolish. - writer