Science is Christian, not when it condemns itself to the letter of things, but when, in the infinitely little, it discovers as many mysteries and as much depth and power as in the infinitely great
What we share with another ceases to be our own.
It is certain that if you would have the whole secret of a people, you must enter into the intimacy of their religion.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
Philosophy may be dodged, eloquence cannot.
The law of humanity ought to be composed of the past, the present, and the future, that we bear within us; whoever possesses but one of these terms, has but a fragment of the law of the moral world.
I mistrust the satisfaction which makes a display of the possession of Infinity; that is called fatuity in philosophic terms.
What are all political and social institutions, but always a religion, which in realizing itself, becomes incarnate in the world?
Universal orthodoxy is enriched by every new discovery of truth: what at first appeared universal, by wishing to stand still, sooner or later becomes a sect.
An effeminate education weakens both the mind and the body.
Time is the fairest and toughest judge.