- 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.
“To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.”