Thomas Mann was a German author who received the 1929 Nobel Prize in Literature. He was born on this day June 6 in the year 1875 and died in 1955.
Here are some of his words of wisdom to think about.
“For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.”
“A harmful truth is better than a useful lie.”
“Laughter is a sunbeam of the soul.”
“It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.”
“We don’t love qualities, we love persons; sometimes by reason of their defects as well as of their qualities.”
“Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous – to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.”
“Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.”
“Tolerance is a crime when applied to evil.”
“War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.”
“Technology and comfort – having those, people speak of culture, but do not have it.”
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