Then there is the worst part of Christianity, which is awful: power, corruption, manipulation… But then again, these feature are ever present in any organization.
God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.
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.’