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Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes.
Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.
We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else.
Where there is no property there is no injustice.
It is one thing to show a man that he is in an error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
Things of this world are in so constant a flux, that nothing remains long in the same state.
I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.
Where all is but dream, reasoning and arguments are of no use, truth and knowledge nothing.
Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.
Fashion for the most part is nothing but the ostentation of riches.
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