"As long as men are free to ask what they must, free to say what they think, free to think what they will, freedom can never be lost and science can never regress."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Marcel Proust on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Marcel Proust on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Marcel Proust on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Marcel Proust on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Marcel Proust on Mahatma Gandhi
"Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces."
"It is in moments of illness that we are compelled to recognize that we live not alone but chained to a creature of a different kingdom, whole worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body."
"Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees."
"A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves."
"Words do not change their meanings so drastically in the course of centuries as, in our minds, names do in the course of a year or two."