"A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love."
"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."Joseph Conrad on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Joseph Conrad on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Joseph Conrad 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."Joseph Conrad on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Joseph Conrad on Abraham Lincoln
"Who knows what true loneliness is - not the conventional word but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion."
"The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary men alone are quite capable of every wickedness."
"History repeats itself, but the special call of an art which has passed away is never reproduced. It is as utterly gone out of the world as the song of a destroyed wild bird."
"Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life."
"Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line."