Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.
Honore De Balzac
To those who have exhausted politics, nothing remains but abstract thought.
Alas! Where love is concerned, self-interested deception is superior to the truth itself, which is why so many men pay so high a price to clever deceivers.
Wisdom is that apprehension of heavenly things to which the spirit rises through love.
I believe in the incomprehensibility of God.
There will be nothing you may not aspire to; you will go everywhere, and you will find out what the world is — an assemblage of fools and knaves.