Order is the first requisite of liberty.
No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero, but because the valet is a valet.
We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.
Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it.
America is therefore the land of the future, where, in the ages that lie before us, the burden of the World’s History shall reveal itself.
Mark this well, you proud men of action! You are, after all, nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
It is only with the fall of dusk that the owl of Minerva spreads its wings.
The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.
The people are that part of the state which does not know what it wants.