It is innocence that is full and experience that is empty. It is innocence that wins and experience that loses.
He who does not bellow the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom
Homer is new this morning, and perhaps nothing is as old as today's newspaper
Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see.
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.
Short of genius a rich man cannot even imagine poverty.
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
Any father whose son raises his hand against him is guilty of having produced a son who raised his hand against him.
Freedom is a system based on courage.
I am so resplendent in my creation. That in order really not to see me these poor people would have to be blind.
The faith that I love the best, says God, is hope.
Faith is a loyal Wife. Charity is a Mother. An ardent mother, noble-hearted. Or an older sister who is like a mother. Hope is a little girl, nothing at all.
In my servant the ant, my tiny servant, who hoards greedily like a miser. Who works like one unhappy and who has no break and who has no rest.