Those who write for lucre or fame are grosser than the cartel robbers, for they steal the genius of the people, which is its will to resist evil.
We must not inquire too curiously into motives.
.. They are apt to become feeble in the utterance: the aroma is mixed with the grosser air. We must keep the germinating grain away from the light.
The virtues of society are vices of the saint.
The terror of reform is the discovery that we must cast away our virtues, or what we have always esteemed such, into the same pit that has consumed our grosser vices.
The true artist doesn't substitute immorality for morality.
On the contrary, he always substitutes a finer morality for a grosser one.