Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
Quote by Victor Hugo
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature...
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good...
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the future
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of...
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
Sleep comes more easily than it returns.
From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are...
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must...
A library implies an act of faith.
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it...
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Conscience is God present in man.
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything,...
To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out...