What wisdom can find that is greater than kindness?
I also realized that the philosophers, far from ridding me of my vain doubts, only multiplied the doubts that tormented me and failed to remove any one of them. So I chose another guide and said, Let me follow the Inner Light; it will not lead me so far astray as others have done, or if it does it will be my own fault, and I shall not go so far wrong if I follow my own illusions as if I trusted to their deceits
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
Whoever blushes confesses guilt, true innocence never feels shame.
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
Endurance and to be able to endure is the first lesson a child should learn because itís the one they will most need to know.
Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Most nations, as well as people are impossible only in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow older.
A man who is not a fool can rid himself of every folly except vanity.
A feeble body weakens the mind.
Slaves lose everything in their chains, even the desire of escaping from them.
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.