Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
Anything you can imagine you can make real.
Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that’s all!
How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!
Anything capable of being imagined will one day be made reality.
All great actions return to God, from whom they are derived.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.
Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world.
An energetic man will succeed where an indolent one would vegetate and inevitably perish.
Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Why lower oneself to taking pride from being American or British, when you can boast of being man!
The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
All that is impossible remains to be accomplished.
While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert...that as long as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.
Look with all your eyes, look.
You will travel in a Land of Marvels
We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.
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