The glory of saving a country is not for him who has contributed to its ruin.
I have to believe much in God because I have lost my faith in man.
To the questioning glance of love, as it flashes out and then conceals itself, speech has no reply; the smile, the kiss, the sigh answer.
To be happy does not mean to indulge in foolishness!
No good water comes from a muddy spring. No sweet fruit comes from a bitter seed.
The people do not complain because they have no voice; do not move because they are lethargic, and you say that they do not suffer because you have not seen their hearts bleed.
Dying people don’t need medicine, the ones who remain do.
The tyranny of some is possible only through the cowardice of others.
Genius has no country. It blossoms everywhere. Genius is like the light, the air. It is the heritage of all.
Our liberty will not be secured at the sword’s point… We must secure it by making ourselves worthy of it. And when the people reaches that height, God will provide a weapon, the idols will be shattered, tyranny will crumble like a house of cards, and liberty will shine out like the first dawn.
Your enemies hate you more than they hate your ideas. Should you want a project to be undone propose it. Even if it were as useful as a bishop’s mire it would be rejected. Once you are defeated let the humblest-looking among you sponsor it and your enemies to humble you will approve it.
Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame.