Every day has its great grief or its small anxiety. ... One cloud is dispelled, another forms. There is hardly one day in a hundred of real joy and bright sunshine.
Reaction - a boat which is going against the current but which does not prevent the river from flowing on.
When love has fused and mingled two beings in a sacred and angelic unity, the secret of life has been discovered so far as they are concerned; they are no longer anything more than the two boundaries of the same destiny; they are no longer anything but the two wings of the same spirit. Love, soar.
Despotism is a long crime.
There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day flesh and blood tomorrow.
It is painful to break the sad links to the past.