A little, round, fat, oily man of God.
I think a bishop who doesn't give offence to anyone is probably not a good bishop.
More firm and sure the hand of courage strikes, when it obeys the watchful eye of caution.
That which makes people dissatisfied with their condition, is the chimerical idea they form of the happiness of others.
Ingratitude is treason to mankind.
I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.