The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Progress is the life-style of man. The general life of the human race is called Progress, and so is its collective march. Progress advances, it makes the great human and earthly journey towards what is heavenly and divine; it has its pauses, when it rallies the stragglers, its stopping places when it meditates, contemplating some new and splendid promised land that has suddenly appeared on its horizon. It has its nights of slumber; and it is one of the poignant anxieties of the thinker to see the human spirit lost in shadow, and to grope in the darkness without being able to awake sleeping progress.
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Liberation is not deliverance.
Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad.