"The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."E. M. Forster on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."E. M. Forster on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."E. M. Forster on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."E. M. Forster on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."E. M. Forster on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."