If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.— Alphonse De Lamartine
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If they say "you have your last chance to look at the world", I wish that look would from Çamlıca of Istanbul.
There is no man more complete than the one who travelled a lot, who changed the shape of his thoughts and his life twenty times.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can;
and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.
The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Brutality to an animal is cruelty to mankind - it is only the difference in the victim.
If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad?
Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
We cannot have two hearts, one for the animals and one for men.
In cruelty towards the former and cruelty to the latter there is no difference but in the victim.
Friendship, sweet-resting place of the soul, the gloaming wherein our hearts find peace.
Inspiration is solitary, never consecutive.
Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
We don't have two hearts, one for animals and one for humans ;
we have one heart or we don't have any.
Providence conceals itself in the details of human affairs, but becomes unveiled in the generalities of history.
A conscience without God is like a court without a judge.
The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Man is born barbarous--he is ransomed from the condition of beasts only by being cultivated.
An artist should have more than two eyes.
Poets and heroes are of the same race, the latter do what the former conceive.
Men are misers, and women prodigal, in affection.
Mystery hovers over all things here below.
It is the qualities of the heart, not those of the face, that should attract us in women, because the former are durable, the latter transitory. So lovable women, like roses, retain their sweetness long after they have lost their beauty.
Republicanism and ignorance are in bitter antagonism.
Eloquence dwells quite as much in the hearts of the hearers as on the lips of the orator.
Treason, which begins by being cautious, ends by betraying itself.
The people only understand what they can feel;
the only orators that can affect them are those who move them.
All nature is the temple; earth the altar.
Utopias are often just premature truths.
Shall not this bygone Eden that we knew In our Eternal Life have shape and hue? For where Time is not shall not all Time be? In that calm breast whereto our souls are cleaving Shall we not find our loved ones beyond grieving About the hearth-stone of Eternity?
Good manners require space and time.
There is a name hidden in the shadow of my soul, where I read it night and day and no other eye sees it.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
The reason that women are so much more sociable than men is because they act more from the heart than the intellect.
Sentiment is the poetry of the imagination.
The attractiveness that exists to man in the very helplessness of woman is scarcely realized.
A woman's strength is most potent when robed in gentleness.
Ink is the transcript of thought.
Enthusiasm is the intoxication of earnestness.
Argument should be polite as well as logical.
At twenty every one is republican.
All our tastes are but reminiscences.
Enthusiasm springs from the imagination, and self-sacrifice from the heart.
Women are, therefore, more naturally heroic than men. All nations have in their annals some of these miracles of patriotism, of which woman is the instrument in the hands of God.
The most effective coquetry is innocence.
My mother was convinced, and on this head I have retained her firm belief, that to kill animals for the purpose of feeding on their flesh is one of the most deplorable and shameful infirmities of the human state; that it is one of those curses cast upon man either by his fall, or by the obduracy of his own perversity.
Religions are not proved, are not demonstrated, are not established, are not overthrown by logic! They are of all the mysteries of nature and the human mind, the most mysterious and most inexplicable; they are of instinct and not of reason.