Jules Verne quotes

  • Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us waiting!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Sleep #Waiting

  • Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Mistake #Science #Experience

  • We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Law #Brave #Historical

  • Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Reality #Imagination #Add

  • We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Book #Iron #Opinion

  • Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Inspirational #Real #Men

  • The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the ‘Living Infinite...
    -- Jules Verne

    #Journey #Sea #Embodiment

  • It seems wisest to assume the worst from the beginning...and let anything better come as a surprise.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Assuming #Surprise #Worst

  • It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Solitude #Reason #Misfortunes

  • So is man's heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here below. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Heart #Men #Desire

  • The earth does not need new continents, but new men.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Men #Doe #Needs

  • The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment.
    -- Jules Verne

    #May #Lasts #Chance

  • Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Masters #Teach

  • While there is life there is hope. I beg to assert...that as long as a man's heart beats, as long as a man's flesh quivers, I do not allow that a being gifted with thought and will can allow himself to despair.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Heart #Men #Long

  • Look with all your eyes, look.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Eye #Looks

  • I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Believe #Cat #Clouds

  • We were alone. Where, I could not say, hardly imagine. All was black, and such a dense black that, after some minutes, my eyes had not been able to discern even the faintest glimmer.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Eye #Black #Able

  • The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Lonely #Ocean #Men

  • Oh, figures!' answered Ned. 'You can make figures do whatever you want.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Math #Want #Figures

  • As long as the heart beats, as long as body and soul keep together, I cannot admit that any creature endowed with a will has need to despair of life.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Heart #Long #Soul

  • The Nautilus was piercing the water with its sharp spur, after having accomplished nearly ten thousand leagues in three months and a half, a distance greater than the great circle of the earth. Where were we going now, and what was reserved for the future?
    -- Jules Verne

    #Distance #Circles #Water

  • Travel enables us to enrich our lives with new experiences, to enjoy and to be educated, to learn respect for foreign cultures, to establish friendships, and above all to contribute to international cooperation and peace throughout the world.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Culture #World #Cooperation

  • I have been, am, in his service; I have seen his generosity and goodness; and I will never betray him-not for all the gold in the world. I have come from a village where they don't eat that kind of bread.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Generosity #Gold #Bread

  • Savages!' he echoed, ironically. 'You set foot on one of the shores of this globe, professor, and you’re surprised to find savages? Where aren’t there savages? Besides, are they any worse than others, these whom you call savages?
    -- Jules Verne

    #Feet #Savages #Professors

  • Nothing is more dreadful than private duels in America. The two adversaries attack each other like wild beasts. Then it is that they might well covet those wonderful properties of the Indians of the prairies - their quick intelligence, their ingenious cunning, their scent of the enemy.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Two #America #Enemy

  • I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new
    -- Jules Verne

    #Mean #Men #Useless

  • At Kiel, as elsewhere, a day goes by somehow or other.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Elsewhere

  • Until I dicover the meaning of this sentence, I will neither eat nor sleep. "My dear uncle-" I began. "Nor you either," he added.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Uncles #Sleep #Dear

  • As for difficulties," replied Ferguson, in a serious tone, "they were made to be overcome.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Overcoming #Ferguson #Tone

  • Ah, monsieur, to live in the bosom of the sea! Only there can independence be found! There I recognize no master! There I am free!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Sea #Independence #Masters

  • What a big book, captain, might be made with all that is known!" "And what a much bigger book still with all that is not known!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Book #Captains #Might

  • The human mind delights in grand conceptions of supernatural beings.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Mind #Delight #Humans

  • It's really useful to travel, if you want to see new things.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Want

  • A scholar has to know a little of everything.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Littles #Scholar

  • I would have bartered a diamond mine for a glass of pure spring water!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Spring #Glasses #Water

  • An Englishman does not joke about such an important matter as a bet.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Important #Doe #Matter

  • It was obvious that the matter had to be settled, and evasions were distasteful to me.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Matter #Obvious #Distasteful

  • How many things have been denied one day, only to become realities the next!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Reality #One Day #Next

  • During the War of the Rebellion, a new and influential club was established in the city of Baltimore in the State of Maryland
    -- Jules Verne

    #War #Cities #Clubs

  • Steam seems to have killed all gratitude in the hearts of sailors.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Thank You #Gratitude #Heart

  • There are no impossible obstacles; there are just stronger and weaker wills, that’s all!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Stronger #Impossible #Obstacles

  • With time and thought, one can do a good job.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Jobs #Good Job

  • In presence of Nature's grand convulsions man is powerless.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Men #Powerless

  • All great actions return to God, from whom they are derived.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Return #Action

  • Is the Master out of his mind?' she asked me. I nodded. 'And he's taking you with him?' I nodded again. 'Where?' she asked. I pointed towards the centre of the earth. 'Into the cellar?' exclaimed the old servant. 'No,' I said, 'farther down than that.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Mind #Earth #Masters

  • If there were no thunder, men would have little fear of lightning.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Men #Lightning #Littles

  • Great robbers always resemble honest folk. Fellows who have rascally faces have only one course to take, and that is to remain honest; otherwise, they would be arrested off-hand.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Hands #Would Be #Faces

  • The cold, increased by the tremendous speed, deprived them of the power of speech.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Speech #Cold #Speed

  • I looked on, I thought, I reflected, I admired, in a state of stupefaction not altogether unmingled with fear!
    -- Jules Verne

    #States

  • One's native land!?there should one live! there die!
    -- Jules Verne

    #Land #Should #Native

  • In lighthearted countries, people joked about this phenomenon, but such serious, practical countries as England, America, and Germany were deeply concerned.
    -- Jules Verne

    #Country #America #People