The only way to ensure democracy functions correctly is to question its governance constantly. Fail to do so and you may awake to find yourself living in a police state.
True friends chop the onions and cry together.
Ah, sleep, clothe me in thy velvet cloak.
If you don’t make a choice, life makes it for you and then you’re stuck with what it decides. Take control of your destiny so that doesn’t happen
When you choose to look down on something, you render yourself incapable of understanding it.
I would love to think that the essence of who we are continues after we die. Maybe our soul moves on somehow, and eventually we are reborn. Or maybe, we get absorbed into god like a drop of water into the ocean.
I think it’s more believable than floating into the sky and entering heaven. I’ve looked up and I’ve never seen heaven the way religions describe it. But, I can tell you that I’ve looked around down here, and I’ve found many places that have appeared as if they could be heaven.
The kiss is neither returned nor exchanged, because it’s free. (Le baiser n’est ni repris – Ni échangé, car gratuit.)
Who underestimates is buried in the optimism of the deads. (Qui sous-estime s’enterre – Dans l’optimisme des morts.)
Eternal snows are at the top. Eyes of beautiful are at the top. (Neiges éternelles sont au sommet. – Yeux de la belle sont au sommet.)