"All history is incomprehensible without Christ."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Ernest Renan on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."Ernest Renan on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Ernest Renan on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."Ernest Renan on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Ernest Renan on Thomas Jefferson
"The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life."