Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.
War is a brutal and fierce means of pacification; it means the suppression of resistance by the destruction or enslavement of the conquered.
When everything has its proper place in our minds, we are able to stand in equilibrium with the rest of the world.
We are always making God our accomplice so that we may legalize our own inequities.
It gives liberty and breadth to thought, to learn to judge our own epoch from the point of view of universal history, history from the point of view of geological periods, geology from the point of view of astronomy.
If ignorance and passion are the foes of popular morality, it must be confessed that moral indifference is the malady of the cultivated classes.
To repel one’s cross is to make it heavier.
Sacrifice still exists everywhere, and everywhere the elect of each generation suffers for the salvation of the rest.
Order is a great person’s need and their true well being.
Self-interest is an inexhaustible source of convenient illusions. The number of beings who wish to see truly is extraordinarily small.
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
The unfinished is nothing.