GASPARIN, Madam Quotes
(1813-1894), French author
It is difficult for power to avoid despotism.—The possessors of rude health—the characters never strained by a doubt—the minds that no questions disturb and no aspirations put out of breath—there, the strong, are also the tyrants.
An old man once said, "When I was young, I was poor; when old, I became rich; but in each condition I found disappointment.—When I had the faculties for enjoyment, I had not the means; when the means came, the faculties were gone."
Doubt is hell in the human soul.
God dwells far off from us, but prayer brings him down to our earth, and links his power with our efforts.
Take my word for it, the saddest thing under the sky is a soul incapable of sadness.
The supreme fall of falls is this, the first doubt of one's self.