"There exist only three beings worthy of respect: the priest, the soldier, the poet. To know, to kill, to create."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Charles Baudelaire on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Charles Baudelaire on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Charles Baudelaire on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Charles Baudelaire on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Charles Baudelaire on Abraham Lincoln
"Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally goodness is always the product of some art."
"What is art? Prostitution."
"To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art - that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts."
"A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else."
"Evil is done without effort, naturally, it is the working of fate good is always the product of an art."