The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Communism is in conflict with human nature.
To have common glories in the past, a common will in the present; to have done great things together; to wish to do greater; these are the essential conditions which make up a people
God, if there is a God, take my soul, if I have a soul
All history is incomprehensible without Christ
The liberty of the individual is a necessary postulate of human progress.
Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
No idea can succeed except at the expense of sacrifice; no one ever escapes without enduring strain from the struggle of life.
When people complain of life, it is almost always because they have asked impossible things of it.
Man makes holy what he believes, as he makes beautiful what he loves
He whom God has touched will always be a being apart: he is, whatever he may do, a stranger among men; he is marked by a sign.
I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.
In morals, truth is but little prized when it is a mere sentiment, and only attains its full value when realized in the world as fact.
You may take great comfort from the fact that suffering inwardly for the sake of truth proves abundantly that one loves it and marks one out as being of the elect.
Jesus, in some respects, was an anarchist, for he had no idea of civil government. That government seems to him purely and simply an abuse.
The greatest men of a nation are those it puts to death.
To be free in an age like ours, one must be in a position of authority. That in itself would be enough to make me ambitious.
Man makes holy what he believes.
As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
To conceive the good, in fact, is not sufficient; it must be made to succeed among men. To accomplish this less pure paths must be followed.
All the great things of humanity have been accomplished in the name of absolute principles.