Aphorisms by author: Thomas Mann

Order and simplification are the first steps towards the mastery of a subject.
By theme : Art Creativity Science
It is a strange fact that freedom and equality, the two basic ideas of democracy, are to some extent contradictory. Logically considered, freedom and equality are mutually exclusive, just as society and the individual are mutually exclusive.
By theme : Democracy Liberty Society
Solitude produces originality, bold and astonishing beauty, poetry. But solitude also produces perverseness, the disproportionate, the absurd and the forbidden.
By theme : Psychology
Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.
By theme : Evil Morality Philosophy
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
By theme : War
There are times and countries when the only place for an honest man is in jail.
By theme : Time Society
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