Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Hypocrisy is nothing, in fact, but a horrible hopefulness.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake
The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness
Toleration is the best religion.
Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor
There are fathers who do not love their children; there is no grandfather who does not adore his grandson.
Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause.
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Excitement is not enjoyment: in calmness lies true pleasure. The most precious wines are sipped, not bolted at a swallow.