The theory of rights enables us to rise and overthrow obstacles, but not to found a strong and lasting accord between all the elements which compose the nation.
Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues.
Only what we have wrought into our character during life can we take with us.
Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible.
How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is.
Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
I want to be optimistic because I don’t think man is intrinsically violent.
If Monsieur X spent an eternity studying treatises on optics, he would never paint ‘La Grande Jatte.’
True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.