Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Ah, pierce me 100 times with your needles fine and I will thank you 100 times, Saint Morphine, you who Aeseulapus has made a God.
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction not altogether unmingled with fear!
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
[we see that] science is eminently perfectible, and that each theory has constantly to give way to a fresh one.
Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
Science, my boy, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning...and let anything better come as a surprise.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
If there were no thunder, men would have liitle fear of lightning.
Aures habent et non audientThey have ears but hear not
When I returned to partial life my face was wet with tears. How long that state of insensibility had lasted I cannot say. I had no means now of taking account of time. Never was solitude equal to this, never had any living being been so utterly forsaken.