Men's weaknesses are often necessary to the purposes of life.
A truth that disheartens because it is true is of more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
The truth that seems discouraging does in reality only transform the courage of those strong enough to accept it; and, in any event, a truth that disheartens, because it is true, is still of far more value than the most stimulating of falsehoods.
Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.
The future is a world limited by ourselves; in it we discover only what concerns us and, sometimes, by chance, what interests those whom we love the most.
Never mind.. Don't cry.. I will catch him again.. If any of you should find him, would you be so very kind as to give him back to us?.. We need him for our happiness, later on..
At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
Each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand mediocre minds appointed to guard the past.
It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
They believe that nothing will happen because they have closed their doors.
Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
I knew that if I was captured by the Germans I would be shot at once, since I have always been counted as an enemy of Germany because of my play, Le Bourgmestre de Stillemonde, which dealt with the conditions in Belgium during the German Occupation of 1918.