The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.

— Axel Munthe

The most joyful Axel Munthe quotes that are guaranted to improve your brain

I want my house open to sun and wind and the voice of the sea, like a Greek temple, and light, light, light everywhere!


A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.

He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.


A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.


A dog gladly admits the superiority of his master over himself, accepts his judgment as final, but, contrary to what dog-lovers believe, he does not consider himself as a slave. His submission is voluntary, and he expects his own small rights to be respected.


Pasteur himself was absolutely fearless.

Anxious to secure a sample of saliva straight from the jaws of a rabid dog, I once saw him with the glass tube held between his lips draw a few drops of the deadly saliva from the mouth of a rabid bull-dog, held on the table by two assistants, their hands protected by leather gloves.


What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away, you keep forever.


Christ - an anarchist who succeeded.


The soul needs more space than the body.