Errors make excellent projectiles. They strike it cleverly in its vulnerable spot, in default of a cuirass, in its lack of logic.
Freedom in art, freedom in society, this is the double goal towards which all consistent and logical minds must strive.
In our nineteenth century the religious idea is undergoing a crisis. Certain things have been unlearnt, and this is good, provided other things are learnt. There must be no void in the human heart.
Madame Magloire sometimes called him ‘Your Highness.' One day, rising from his armchair, he went to his library for a book. It was on one of the upper shelves, and as the bishop was rather short, he could not reach it. 'Madame Magloire,' said he, ‘bring me a chair. My highness cannot reach that shelf.
If you are a stone, be adamant; if you are a plant, be the sensitive plant; if you are a man, be love.
I have just met Marius' new hat and new coat, with Marius inside them.