There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
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- If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- There is something pagan in me that I cannot shake off. In short, I deny nothing, but doubt everything.
- It is not one man nor a million, but the spirit of liberty that must be preserved. The waves which dash upon the shore are, one by one, broken, but the ocean conquers nevertheless. It overwhelms the Armada, it wears out the rock. In like manner, whatever the struggle of individuals, the great cause will gather strength.
- It is odd but agitation or contest of any kind gives a rebound to my spirits and sets me up for a time.
- The Cardinal is at his wit’s end — it is true that he had not far to go.
- It is true from early habit, one must make love mechanically as one swims; I was once very fond of both, but now as I never swim unless I tumble into the water, I don’t make love till almost obliged.