We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve.
Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul!
How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
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.
On the morrow the horizon was covered with clouds- a thick and impenetrable curtain between earth and sky, which unhappily extended as far as the Rocky Mountains. It was a fatality!
We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.
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.