You seize sentiment better when you get clear of nature. You breathe it in every sense!
In consequence of inventing machines, men will be devoured by them.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!
The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence.
Steam seems to have killed all gratitude in the hearts of sailors.
Be it understood you are never rich when you get no advantage from it.
Civilization never recedes; the law of necessity ever forces it onwards.
It is for others one must learn to do everything; for there lies the secret of happiness.
One’s native land! There should one live! There die!
Everything is possible for an eccentric, especially when he is English.