In fact, had it been given to our eyes of the flesh to gaze into the concsciences of others, we should be able to judge a man much more surely according to what he dreams, than according to what he thinks.
There are instincts which respond to all the chance meetings in life. The little girl was not afraid.
Thought is more than a right - it is the very breath of man. Whoever fetters thought attacks man himself. To speak, to write, to publish, are things, so far as the right is concerned, absolutely identical. They are the ever-enlarging circles of intelligence in action; they are the sonorous waves of thought.
Revolutions are not born of chance but of necessity.
Intellectual and moral growth is no less indispensable than material improvement. To know is a sacrament, to think is the prime necessity, truth is nourishment as well as grain. A reason which fasts from science and wisdom grows thin.
The moral world has no greater spectacle than this: a troubled and restless conscience on the verge of committing an evil deed, contemplating the sleep of a good man.