Society during the last hundred years has been alternately perplexed and encouraged respecting the two great questions: how shall the criminal and pauper be disposed of in order to reduce crime and reform the criminal on the one hand and, on the other, to diminish pauperism and restore the pauper to useful citizenship?
If the king refuses the constitution, I shall oppose him; if he accepts it, I shall defend him; and the day on which he gave himself up as my prisoner secured me more fully to his service than if he had promised me half his kingdom.
Conquer we shall, but, we must first contend! It’s not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
At night when I used to sleep, I was thinking all the time that shall I put a knife under my pillow.
He who goes unenvied shall not be admired.
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Logic is like the sword – those who appeal to it, shall perish by it.
There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.
If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body’s sufferings. We shall become free.