All men now allow that if any human power could have stemmed the avalanche of the French Revolution, it would have been the reforms of Turgot.
Ch. 8 : Turgot: The Statesman, p. 207
There is always more goodness in the world than there appears to be, because goodness is of its very nature modest and retiring.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
He who has lost only those of whose faith and truth he is sure, has not yet reached the depth of human desolation.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
For the first time he looked into his heart and wrote, and thus for the first time he touched the hearts of others; the cold style took fire, and beneath the clumsy periods welled tears.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
If to be great means to be good, then Denis Diderot was a little man. But if to be great means to do great things in the teeth of great obstacles, then none can refuse him a place in the temple of the Immortals.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
It is as the father of the Encyclopedia that Denis Diderot merits eternal recognition. Guilty as he was in almost every relation of life towards the individual, for mankind, in the teeth of danger and of infidelity, at the ill-paid sacrifice of the best years of his exuberant life, he produced that book which first levelled a free path to knowledge and enfranchised the soul of his generation.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
A Platonic friendship is perhaps only possible when one or other of the Platonists is in love with a third person.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
'What a fuss about an omelette!' he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it," was his attitude now.Evelyn Beatrice Hall
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