An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Often the losing of a battle leads to the winning of progress. Less glory but greater liberty: the drum is silent and the voice of reason can be heard.
What men order, things disorder.
￼The human heart can contain only a limited amount of despair. Once the sponge is saturated, the sea can pass over it without another drop entering.
￼Liberty suppressed is property destroyed.
￼For each of us, there are certain parallelisms between our intellect, our habits, and our character, which develop without interruption and are broken only by life's great upheavals.
￼The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
￼A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Popularity? It is glory's small change.
If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights.
There are certain emotions which can find expression only in silence.
Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.
Imagination is intelligence with an erection.
When we are at the end of life, to die means to go away; when we are at the beginning, to go away means to die.
To assume a right to the obedience of certain beings is to give others a right to command you.
When one enjoys full liberty, one must use it with the utmost moderation.
A man's philosophy is the bed he lies on.
Conscience is the amount of inner knowledge that we possess.
Skepticism, that dry rot of the intellect.
Can you not see that to decide to do nothing is the most wretched of all decisions?
Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
It is possible to conceive of something even more terrible than a hell of suffering, and that is a hell of boredom.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Age is no threat to the great men of the mind: with the Dantes and the Michelangelos, to grow older is to grow.
A right is not to be treated as a favor