Thomas Mann

1875 - 1955

A Quote by Thomas Mann

For the beautiful word begets the beautiful deed.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Source: The Magic Mountain ch4 pg 159

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on integral art

...Art is the spirit in matter, the natural instinct toward humanization, that is, toward the spiritualization of life.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on imagination

What a glorious gift is imagination, and what satisfaction it affords!

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Source: Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on death, goodness, and love

For the sake of goodness and love, Man shall let Death have No sovereignty over his thoughts.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Source: Magic Mountain

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on beauty, birth, opposites, originality, poetry, and solitude

Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous - to poetry. But it also gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Mann on chance and survival

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Mann on civilization, silence, and speech

Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictions word, preserves contact - it is silence which isolates.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Mann on peace, problems, and war

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Thomas Mann

No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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A Quote by Thomas Mann on death

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A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.

Thomas Mann (1875 - 1955)

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