There have been in this century only one great man and one great thing: Napoleon and liberty. For want of the great man, let us have the great thing.

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A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.

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Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.

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When dictatorship is a fact, revolution becomes a right.

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To love another person is to see the face of God.

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Close by the Rights of Man, at the least set beside them, are the Rights of the Spirit.

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Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.

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An intelligent hell would be better than a stupid paradise.

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Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.

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I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!

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Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

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The ode lives upon the ideal, the epic upon the grandiose, the drama upon the real.

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The wicked envy and hate

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