What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
Quote by Victor Hugo
No one keeps a secret so well as a child
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but...
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body,...
Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.
The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that...
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater...
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of...
To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the...
Men become accustomed to poison by degrees.
Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that...
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it....
Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are...
You've got to dance like nobody's watching and love like it's never going to hurt.
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and...
People do not lack strength; they lack will.
Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface.