All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak
We can always get along better by reason and love of truth than by worry of conscience and remorse. Harmful are these, and evil.
Academies that are founded at public expense are instituted not so much to cultivate men's natural abilities as to restrain them
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.