There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor.
Whenever we encounter the Infinite in man, however imperfectly understood, we treat it with respect. Whether in the synagogue, the mosque, the pagoda, or the wigwam, there is a hideous aspect which we execrate and a sublime aspect which we venerate. So great a subject for spiritual contemplation, such measureless dreaming -- the echo of God on the human wall!
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
To rescue from oblivion even a fragment of a language which men have used and which is in danger of being lost --that is to say, one of the elements, whether good or bad, which have shaped and complicated civilization --is to extend the scope of social observation and to serve civilization.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
A library implies an act of faith.
Those who live are those who fight.
Life is a flower of which love is the honey.
Life is a voyage.
When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
To love another person is to see the face of God. [Les Miserables]
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes -- and the stars through his soul.