"The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."
"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."E. M. Forster on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."E. M. Forster on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."E. M. Forster 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."E. M. Forster on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."E. M. Forster on Abraham Lincoln
"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art men can only make us feel small in the wrong way."
"Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake."
"History develops, art stands still."
"The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art."
"The work of art assumes the existence of the perfect spectator, and is indifferent to the fact that no such person exists."