I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.
To love another person is to see the face of God.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence.
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
Despotism is a long crime.
What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past.
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.
Taste is the common sense of genius.
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
To love beauty is to see light.
Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.
The first symptom of love in a young man is shyness; the first symptom in a woman, it's boldness.
We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present.
No one can keep a secret better than a child.
Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.