This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
The men who abandon themselves to the passions of this miserable life, are compared in Scripture to beasts.
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
My roots are in Paris, and I will not pull them up.
He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.
A feeble body weakens the mind.