Liberation is not deliverance.
The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
Be like the bird that, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
Many great actions are committed in small struggles.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
Conscience is God present in man.
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
Those who live are those who fight.
Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach.
When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.
There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.
To contemplate is to look at shadows.
Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal.
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance.
Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised.