Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
The things that we love tell us what we are.
There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
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