These impossible women! How they do get around us! The poet was right: Can’t live with them, or without them.
Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little; we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
The body, what is it, Father, but a sign To love the force that grows us, to give back What in Thy palm is senselessness and mud?
Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
Lives of great men oft remind us as we o’er their pages turn, That we too may leave behind us – Letters that we ought to burn.
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
The best writing is not about the writer, the best writing is absolutely not about the writer, it’s about us, it’s about the reader.
What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
Do not let us despair of the cause of liberty: it is still dear to the hearts of Frenchmen, and we shall one day have the felicity of seeing it established in our beloved country.