To introduce a new play only six weeks after another has been banned is also a way to speak one's piece to the government. It proves that art and liberty can grow back in one night under the clumsy foot which crushes them.
First problem. To produce wealth. Second problem. To distribute it.
Here we stop. On the threshold of wedding nights stands an angel smiling, a finger to his lips.
Nature is pitiless; she never withdraws her flowers, her music, her fragrance, and her sunlight from before human cruelty or suffering.
In the vast cosmical changes, the universal life comes and goes in unknown quantities ... sowing an animalcule here, crumbling a star there, oscillating and winding, ... entangling, from the highest to the lowest, all activities in the obscurity of a dizzying mechanism, hanging the flight of an inse
I would have liked to be - indeed, I should have been - a second Rembrandt.
Memory is a gulf that a word can move to its lowest depths.
There is in every village a torch - the teacher; and an extinguisher - the priest.
That men saw his mask, but the bishop saw his face. That men saw his life, but the bishop saw his conscience.
Progress is the stride of God.
Nothing is more imminent than the impossible . . . what we must always foresee is the unforeseen.
The repose of darkness is deeper on the water than on the land.
Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man.
Civilization survives on the constant discovery of amity and an equal supply of damnation.
My greatness does not extend to this shelf.
The word Gothic, in the sense in which it is generally employed, is wholly unsuitable, but wholly consecrated. Hence we accept it and we adopt it, like all the rest of the world, to characterize the architecture of the second half of the Middle Ages, where the ogive is the principle which succeeds t
The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God. Victor
There is but one way of refusing To-morrow, that is to die.
Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great.
The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.
Genius: the superhuman in man. Victor
Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary.
To love is to act.
Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God.
Love, in the eyes of the world, is either a carnal appetite or a vague fancy, which possession extinguishes or absence destroys. That is why it is commonly said, with a strange abuse of words, that passion does not endure.
The quantity of civilization is measured by the quality of imagination.
It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like.
When love has fused and mingled two beings in a sacred and angelic unity, the secret of life has been discovered so far as they are concerned; they are no longer anything more than the two boundaries of the same destiny; they are no longer anything but the two wings of the same spirit. Love, soar.
It was SHE. Whoever has loved knows all the radiant meaning contained in the three letters of this word â€˜she.
Wisdom is the health of the soul.