"Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Madame de Stael on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Madame de Stael on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Madame de Stael on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Madame de Stael on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Madame de Stael on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action."
"Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's."
"Scientific progress makes moral progress a necessity for if man's power is increased, the checks that restrain him from abusing it must be strengthened."
"Prayer is more than meditation. In meditation, the source of strength is one's self. When one prays, he goes to a source of strength greater than his own."