A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.
To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
A great artist is a great man in a great child.
A library implies an act of faith.
A war between Europeans is a civil war.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
Because one doesn’t like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.
Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn’t every war fought between men, between brothers?
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
Conscience is God present in man.
Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.