My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
Quote by Victor Hugo
Wisdom is a sacred communion.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad
The ox suffers, the cart complains.
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries...
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived...
May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong,...
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies...
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It...
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in...
Many great actions are committed in small struggles.
Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves,...
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the...
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or more...