Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Arithmetic! Algebra! Geometry! Grandiose trinity! Luminous triangle! Whoever has not known you is without sense!
Martyrs, my friend, have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood – never.
There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.
Faith is not uprooted by dialectic proof; it must already be deeply shaken by other causes to be unable to withstand the shock of argument.
We must prefer real hell to an imaginary paradise.
A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
France is not poetic; she even feels, in fact, a congenital horror of poetry. Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will always prefer are the most prosaic.
Though my conduct on the 10th of August 1792 was the act of my life of which I have most reason to be proud, I will here merely do homage to the worthy martyrs of the national sovereignty and the sworn laws, who, while they supported constitutional royalty, manifested the highest degree of republican virtue.