Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent
where the telescope ends the microscope begins, and who can say which has the wider vision?
Puns are the droppings of soaring wits.
A man without a woman is like a pistol without a trigger; it is the woman who makes the man go off.
...Nobody knows like a woman how to say things that are both sweet and profound. Sweetness and depth, this is all of woman; this is Heaven.
In this way, his unhappy soul struggled with its anguish. Eighteen hundred years before this unfortunate man, the mysterious Being, in whom all the sanctities and all the sufferings of humanity come together, He too, while the olive trees trembled in the fierce breath of the Infinite, had brushed aw
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
Initiative is doing the right thing without being told. Victor Hug
The repose of darkness is deeper on the water than on the land.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
The persistence of an all-absorbing idea is terrible.
The onward march of the human race requires that the heights around it constantly blaze with noble lessons of courage. Deeds of daring dazzle history and form one of man's guiding lights.
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.
On this point, the priest and the philosopher agree: We must die.
My greatness does not extend to this shelf.
I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.
A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn.
God put in man thought; society, action; nature, revery.
How frightened hypocrisy hastens to defend itself.
Proverty and wealth are comparative sins.
The greatest products of architecture are less the works of individuals than of society; rather the offspring of a nation's effort, than the inspired flash of a man of genius...
The guillotine is the ultimate expression of Law, and its name is vengeance; it is not neutral, nor does it allow us to remain neutral.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come. Victor
I will be Chateaubriand or nothing.
I'd like a drink. I desire to forget life. Life is a hideous invention by somebody I don't know. It doesn't last, and it's good for nothing. You break your neck simply living.
To love is to act.