When one has but a single idea he finds in it everything.
When one is at the end of one's life, to die means to go away; when one is at the beginning of it, to go away means to die.
When all was said, his fate, however ugly it might prove to be, was in his own hands; he was its master.
When put into print, thought is more imperishable than ever; it is volatile, intangible, indestructible; it mingles with the air. In the time of architecture, it became a mountain, and made itself master of a century and a region. Now it has been transformed into a flock of birds, scattering to the four winds and filling all air and space.
When a woman talks to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
When we reach out to pluck a flower the stem trembles, seeming both to shrink and to offer itself. The human body has something of this tremor at the moment when the mysterious hand of death reaches out to pluck a soul.
Whatever To-day may be, To-morrow will be peace.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
When adversity entered his room, he bowed to his old acquaintance cordially; he tickled catastrophe in the ribs.