- A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
- Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind – it is only the difference in the victim.
- Experience is the only prophecy of wise men.
- Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
- Habit with it’s iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
- If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
- Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
- Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
- Private passions tire and exhaust themselves, public ones never.
- Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
- Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
- The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
- The people only understand what they can feel; the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.
- There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
- To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.”