The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Popularity? It is glory's small change.
What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!
What is grace? It is the inspiration from on high: it is love; it is liberty. Grace is the spirit of law. This discovery of the spirit of law belongs to Saint Paul; and what he calls "grace" from a heavenly point of view, we, from an earthly point, call "rigtheousness."
If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.
Babylon violated diminishes Alexander; Rome enslaved diminishes Caesar; massacred Jerusalem diminishes Titus. Tyranny follows the tyrant. Woe to the man who leaves behind a shadow that bears his form.
If suffer we must, let's suffer on the heights.
Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
To love another person is to see the face of God.
Nothing discernable to the eye of the spirit is more brilliant or obscure than man; nothing is more formidible, complex, mysterious, and infinite. There is a prospect greater than the sea, and it is the sky; there is a prospect greater than the sky, and it is the human soul.
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labour and there is invisible labour.
Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
Oh! love!... That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one angel. It is heaven.
Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.
A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
Clearly he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect he acquired it from the gospels.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
There are no trifles in the human story, no trifling leaves on the tree.
Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.
He who abandons the field is beaten.
Work, which makes a man free, and thought, which makes him worthy of freedom.
Where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?
Work is the law of life, and to reject it as boredom is to submit to it as torment.
To die is nothing; but it is terrible not to live.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.
He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.
Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.