We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man cannot possibly live for a moment without it.
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is attached, even death.
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed
Reason is the slow and torturous method by which those who do not know the truth discover it.
Don't try to add more years to your life. Better add more life to your years.
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Curiosity is only vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk. We would not take a sea voyage for the sole pleasure of seeing without hope of ever telling.
The power of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special efforts, but by his ordinary doing
To deny, to believe, and to doubt absolutely -- this is for man what running is for a horse.
Force rules the world, and not opinion; but opinion is that which makes use of force
Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.
Happiness is neither without us nor within us. It is in God, both without us and within us.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.