I am carrying out my plan, so often formulated, of keeping a journal.

— Eugène Delacroix, I, 35 – Tuesday, September 3, 1822

Do not be polite to hypocrites.

— Eugène Delacroix, I, 39 – September 7, 1822

Cowardice is so loathsome it must needs be the child of body and soul together.

— Eugène Delacroix, I, 41 – October 6, 1822

Everyone is more disturbed by his least trouble than by the most signal disaster of a whole nation.

— Eugène Delacroix, I, 42 – Paris, October 12, 1822


These quotations are taken from two different translations of the original French publication. After each quotation I refer to the edition used with a Roman numeral, and the respective page number with a regular numerical character.

I – The Journal of Eugène Delacroix
Translated from the French by Walter Pach, Crown Publishers, New York, 1948

II – The Journal of Eugène Delacroix
Translated by Lucy Norton and Hubert Wellington, 3rd Revised edition 1995, Phaidon Press, ISBN-13: 978-0714833590