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The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.


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"The omnipotence of evil has never resulted in anything but fruitless efforts. Our thoughts always escape from whoever tries to smother them." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate." Make picture quote!
"The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone." Make picture quote!
"The learned man knows that he is ignorant." Make picture quote!
"The little people must be sacred to the big ones, and it is from the rights of the weak that the duty of the strong is comprised." Make picture quote!
"The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas." Make picture quote!
"The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable." Make picture quote!
"The flesh is the surface of the unknown." Make picture quote!
"The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real." Make picture quote!
"The brutalities of progress are called revolutions. When they are over we realize this: that the human race has been roughly handled, but that it has advanced." Make picture quote!
"The ox suffers, the cart complains." Make picture quote!
"The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them." Make picture quote!
"The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves." Make picture quote!
"The three great problems of this century; the degradation of man in the proletariat, the subjection of women through hunger, the atrophy of the child by darkness." Make picture quote!
"The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human." Make picture quote!
"Stupidity talks, vanity acts." Make picture quote!
"Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on." Make picture quote!
"Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God." Make picture quote!
"Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter." Make picture quote!
"Scepticism, that dry caries of the intelligence." Make picture quote!
"Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time." Make picture quote!
"Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest." Make picture quote!
"Society is a republic. When an individual tries to lift themselves above others, they are dragged down by the mass, either by ridicule or slander." Make picture quote!
"The first symptom of love in a young man is timidity; in a girl boldness." Make picture quote!
"Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night." Make picture quote!
"The wise man does not grow old, but ripens." Make picture quote!
"Style is the substance of the subject called unceasingly to the surface." Make picture quote!
"Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful." Make picture quote!
"Taste is the common sense of genius." Make picture quote!
"The animal is ignorant of the fact that he knows. The man is aware of the fact that he is ignorant." Make picture quote!
"The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand." Make picture quote!
"There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees." Make picture quote!
"The drama is complete poetry. The ode and the epic contain it only in germ; it contains both of them in a state of high development, and epitomizes both." Make picture quote!
"Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars." Make picture quote!
"What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain." Make picture quote!
"The word is the Verb, and the Verb is God." Make picture quote!
"Toleration is the best religion." Make picture quote!
"Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human heart, love." Make picture quote!
"Virtue has a veil, vice a mask." Make picture quote!
"We say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution." Make picture quote!
"We see past time in a telescope and present time in a microscope. Hence the apparent enormities of the present." Make picture quote!
"Well, for us, in history where goodness is a rare pearl, he who was good almost takes precedence over he who was great." Make picture quote!
"To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God." Make picture quote!
"What is history? An echo of the past in the future; a reflex from the future on the past." Make picture quote!
"To rise from error to truth is rare and beautiful." Make picture quote!
"When a man is out of sight, it is not too long before he is out of mind." Make picture quote!
"When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes." Make picture quote!
"When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right." Make picture quote!
"When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide." Make picture quote!
"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age." Make picture quote!
"When liberty returns, I will return." Make picture quote!
"Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old." Make picture quote!
"What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!" Make picture quote!
"Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure." Make picture quote!
"There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson." Make picture quote!
"Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it." Make picture quote!
"There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing." Make picture quote!
"There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling." Make picture quote!
"There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." Make picture quote!
"There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul." Make picture quote!
"To think of shadows is a serious thing." Make picture quote!
"Puns are the droppings of soaring wits." Make picture quote!
"To be perfectly happy it does not suffice to possess happiness, it is necessary to have deserved it." Make picture quote!
"To contemplate is to look at shadows." Make picture quote!
"To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do." Make picture quote!
"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." Make picture quote!
"To love another person is to see the face of God." Make picture quote!
"To love beauty is to see light." Make picture quote!
"To love is to act." Make picture quote!
"I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, his cloak was out at the elbows, the water passed through his shoes, - and the stars through his soul." Make picture quote!
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison." Make picture quote!
"He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life." Make picture quote!
"Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly." Make picture quote!
"Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man." Make picture quote!
"How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said." Make picture quote!
"I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!" Make picture quote!
"Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause." Make picture quote!
"It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life." Make picture quote!
"Prayer is an august avowal of ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Habit is the nursery of errors." Make picture quote!
"I put a Phrygian cap on the old dictionary." Make picture quote!
"I'm religiously opposed to religion." Make picture quote!
"Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions." Make picture quote!
"Indigestion is charged by God with enforcing morality on the stomach." Make picture quote!
"Initiative is doing the right thing without being told." Make picture quote!
"Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant." Make picture quote!
"It is by suffering that human beings become angels." Make picture quote!
"I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses." Make picture quote!
"Evil. Mistrust those who rejoice at it even more than those who do it." Make picture quote!
"Concision in style, precision in thought, decision in life." Make picture quote!
"Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery." Make picture quote!
"Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble; in a statue the marble must be like flesh." Make picture quote!
"Despotism is a long crime." Make picture quote!
"Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone." Make picture quote!
"Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men." Make picture quote!
"He who is not capable of enduring poverty is not capable of being free." Make picture quote!
"Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Fashions have done more harm than revolutions." Make picture quote!
"Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age." Make picture quote!
"Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive." Make picture quote!
"Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite." Make picture quote!
"Genius: the superhuman in man." Make picture quote!
"Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers." Make picture quote!
"Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come." Make picture quote!
"I love all men who think, even those who think otherwise than myself." Make picture quote!
"Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet." Make picture quote!
"I am an intelligent river which has reflected successively all the banks before which it has flowed by meditating only on the images offered by those changing shores." Make picture quote!
"No one can keep a secret better than a child." Make picture quote!
"No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child." Make picture quote!
"No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep." Make picture quote!
"Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come." Make picture quote!
"One believes others will do what he will do to himself." Make picture quote!
"One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas." Make picture quote!
"One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil, to think is to do. The crossed arms work, the clasped hands act. The eyes upturned to Heaven are an act of creation." Make picture quote!
"Never laugh at those who suffer; suffer sometimes those who laugh." Make picture quote!
"One sees qualities at a distance and defects at close range." Make picture quote!
"One of the hardest tasks is to extract continually from one's soul an almost inexhaustible ill will." Make picture quote!
"One sometimes says: 'He killed himself because he was bored with life.' One ought rather to say: 'He killed himself because he was bored by lack of life.'" Make picture quote!
"Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds." Make picture quote!
"Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal." Make picture quote!
"Pain is as diverse as man. One suffers as one can." Make picture quote!
"Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime." Make picture quote!
"People do not lack strength; they lack will." Make picture quote!
"It is most pleasant to commit a just action which is disagreeable to someone whom one does not like." Make picture quote!
"Life is the flower for which love is the honey." Make picture quote!
"Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman." Make picture quote!
"It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her." Make picture quote!
"It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes." Make picture quote!
"Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization." Make picture quote!
"Joy's smile is much closer to tears than laughter." Make picture quote!
"Liberation is not deliverance." Make picture quote!
"Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved." Make picture quote!
"Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise." Make picture quote!
"It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live." Make picture quote!
"Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other." Make picture quote!
"Many great actions are committed in small struggles." Make picture quote!
"Men become accustomed to poison by degrees." Make picture quote!
"Men like me are impossible until the day when they become necessary." Make picture quote!
"Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent." Make picture quote!
"My tastes are aristocratic, my actions democratic." Make picture quote!
"Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night. Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul." Make picture quote!
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face." Make picture quote!
"Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit." Make picture quote!
"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings." Make picture quote!
"Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings." Make picture quote!
"Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education." Make picture quote!
"Because one doesn't like the way things are is no reason to be unjust towards God." Make picture quote!
"Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!" Make picture quote!
"But when ill indeed, Even dismissing the doctor don't always succeed." Make picture quote!
"By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour." Make picture quote!
"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees." Make picture quote!
"Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every war fought between men, between brothers?" Make picture quote!
"Wisdom is a sacred communion." Make picture quote!
"Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty." Make picture quote!
"As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots." Make picture quote!
"A library implies an act of faith." Make picture quote!
"As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled." Make picture quote!
"A creditor is worse than a slave-owner; for the master owns only your person, but a creditor owns your dignity, and can command it." Make picture quote!
"A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil." Make picture quote!
"A great artist is a great man in a great child." Make picture quote!
"A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor." Make picture quote!
"A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them." Make picture quote!
"A war between Europeans is a civil war." Make picture quote!
"An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise." Make picture quote!
"All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come." Make picture quote!
"Almost all our desires, when examined, contain something too shameful to reveal." Make picture quote!
"Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides." Make picture quote!
"Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters." Make picture quote!
"An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come." Make picture quote!
"A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing." Make picture quote!
"At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. (Les Miserables)" Make picture quote!
"Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees." Make picture quote!
"Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education." Make picture quote!
"From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought." Make picture quote!
"Genius is a promontory jutting out of the infinite." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come." Make picture quote!
"Separated lovers cheat absence by a thousand fancies which have their own reality. They are prevented from seeing one another and they cannot write nevertheless they find countless mysterious ways of corresponding, by sending each other the song of birds, the scent of flowers, the laughter of children, the light of the sun, the sighing of the wind, and the gleam of the stars-all the beauties of creation." Make picture quote!
"So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side." Make picture quote!
"The smaller the heart, the bigger the hate it shelters." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow. " Make picture quote!




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