Knowing that certain nights whose sweetness lingers will keep returning to the earth and sea after we are gone, yes, this helps us die.
God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.
You are lost, if you forget that the fruits of the earth belong equally to us all, and the earth itself to nobody![Vous êtes perdus si vous oubliez: que les fruits sont à tous, et que la terre n’est à personne!]
There was nothing on earth so good that it had not something nasty about its first origin.[На земле нет ничего хорошего, что в своём первоисточнике не имело бы гадости.]
The knowledge of the past times and of the places of the earth is both an ornament and nutriment to the human mind.
Once there was The People – Terror gave it birth; Once there was The People and it made a Hell of Earth. Earth arose and crushed it. Listen, O ye slain! Once there was The People – it shall never be again!
Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat.
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.