One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not the invasion of ideas.
A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly.
There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.
Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
The wise man does not grow old, but ripens.
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.