It's not victory if it doesn't end the war.
Old age puts more wrinkles in our minds than on our faces.
Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one's own goodness.
Those who have compared our life to a dream were right... We sleeping wake, and waking sleep.
Desire and hope will push us on toward the future
One may be humble out of pride.
Wonder is the foundation of all philosophy, inquiry the progress, ignorance the end
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.
When I religiously confess myself to myself, I find that the best virtue I have has in it some tincture of vice.
Necessity reconciles and brings men together; and this accidental connection afterwards forms itself into laws
Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.
The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.
Those who make a practice of comparing human actions are never so perplexed as when they try to see them as a whole and in the same light; for they commonly contradict each other so strangely that it seems impossible that they have come from the same shop.
There is no man so good, who, were he to submit all his thoughts and actions to the laws, would not deserve hanging ten times in his life.