He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself.
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties
Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.
No man has any natural authority over his fellow men.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.
Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite, and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.
The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.