"Love is the whole history of a woman's life, it is but an episode in a man's."
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."Madame de Stael 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."Madame de Stael on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."Madame de Stael 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."Madame de Stael on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."Madame de Stael on Thomas Jefferson
"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."
"The greatest happiness is to transform one's feelings into action."
"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."