Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.
It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.
Mobilis in Mobile. (Moving amidst Mobility.)
Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth.
The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
The earth does not need new continents, but new men.
The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.
Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!
Trains, like time and tide, stop for no one.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
When one has taken root, one puts out branches.
With happiness as with health: to enjoy it, one should be deprived of it occasionally.
/ Jules Verne