To extraordinary circumstance we must apply extraordinary remedies.
A man cannot become an atheist merely by wishing it.
In Russia there are no roads - only areas.
Tragedy warms the soul, elevates the heart, can and ought to create heroes. In this sense, perhaps, France owes a part of her great actions to Corneille.
After making a mistake or suffering a misfortune, the man of genius always gets back on his feet.