I have no will, unless it be the will never to decide. I have been so overwhelmed by the many storms that have broken over my head, that I am become passive in the hands of the Almighty, like a sparrow in the talons of an eagle. I live, because it is not ordained for me to die.
We are always in a hurry to be happy, M. Danglars; for when we have suffered a long time, we have great difficulty in believing in good fortune.
Within six months, if I am not dead, I shall have seen you again, madam--even if I have to overturn the world.
My son, philosophy as I understand it, is reducible to no rules by which it can be learned; it is the amalgamation of all the sciences, the golden cloud which bears the soul to heaven.
Your life story is a novel; and people, though they love novels wound between two yellow paper covers, are oddly suspicious of those which come to them in living vellum.
For all evils there are two remedies -- time and silence.
That is a dream also; only he has remained asleep, while you have awakened; and who knows which of you is the most fortunate?
In all times, and all countries especially in those countries which are divided within by religious faith, there are always fanatics who will be well contented to be regarded as martyrs.
I know what happiness and what despair are, and I never make a jest of such feelings. Take it, then, but in exchange -
We frequently pass so near to happiness without seeing, without regarding it, or if we do see and regard it, yet without recognizing it.
You are very amiable, no doubt, but you would be charming if you would only depart.
No, happily that unjust prejudice is forgotten which made the son responsible for the father's actions. Review your life, Albert ...
Youth is a blossom whose fruit is love; happy is he who plucks it after watching it slowly ripen.
For the happy man prayer is only a jumble of words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him the sublime language by means of which he speaks to God.
The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.
It is only the dead who do not return.
In every country where independence has taken the place of liberty, the first desire of a manly heart is to possess a weapon which at once renders him capable of defence or attack, and, by rendering its owner fearsome, makes him feared.
Weakened minds see everything through a black veil; the soul forms its own horizons; your soul is darkened, and consequently the sky of your future appears stormy and unpromising.
You who weep for pleasures fled, While dragging on a life of care, All your woes will melt in air, If to god your tears are shed, You who Weap!
Now I'd like someone to tell me there is no drama in real life!
All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.
The friends that we have lost do not repose in the bosom of the earth, but are buried deep in our hearts, and it has been ordained that we may always be accompanied by them.
It was like the eve of a battle; the hearts beat, the eyes laughed, and they felft that the life they were perhaps going to lose, was after all, a good thing.
In politics, my dear fellow, you know, as well as I do, there are no men, but ideas - no feelings, but interests; in politics we do not kill a man, we only remove an obstacle, that is all.
We'll go where the air is pure, where all sounds are soothing, where, no matter how proud one may be, one feels humble and finds oneself small- in short, we'll go to the sea. I love the sea as one loves a mistress and I long for her when I haven't seen her for some time
Often we pass beside happiness without seeing it, without looking at it, or even if we have seen and looked at it, without recognizing it.
And now gentlemen, all for one, one for all - that is our motto, is it not?
Hatred is blind, anger is foolhardy, and he who pours out vengeance risks having to drink a bitter draft
The King! I thought him enough of a philosopher to realize that there is no such thing as murder in politics. You know as well as I do, my dear boy, that in politics there are no people, only ideas; no feelings, only interests. In politics, you don't kill a man, you remove an obstacle, that's all.
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