The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
How would it be possible if salvation were ready to our hand, and could without great labor be found, that it should be by almost all men neglected? But all things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.