My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic.
Quote by Victor Hugo
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived...
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor...
Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the...
The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the...
The wicked envy and hate; it is their way of admiring.
Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater...
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible...
Ask not the name of him who asks you for a bed. It is especially...
He does not weep who does not see
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
Slaves would be tyrants were the chance theirs
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are...
In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy...
One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range.
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries...
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.