The true God, the mighty God, is the God of ideas.
Fainthearted animals move about in herds. The lion walks alone in the desert. Let the poet always walk thus.
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
Above all, we must abolish hope in the heart of man. A calm despair, without angry convulsions, without reproaches to Heaven, is the essence of wisdom.
Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.