What can be the meaning of what has since happened? The turnkey on duty came into my cell; he took off his cap, bowed to me, apologized for disturbing me, and making an effort to soften his rough voice, inquired what I wished to have for my breakfast — A shudder has come over me. Is it to take place to-day?
One can resist the invasion of an army but one cannot resist the invasion of ideas.
The holy law of Jesus Christ governs our civilisation, but it does not yet permeate it.
It is the property of grief to cause the childish side of man to reappear.
Books are cold but sure friends.
If we are to believe certain oracles of crafty political views, a little revolt is desirable from the point of view of power. System: revolt strengthens those governments which it does not overthrow.