To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy. On the contrary, in friendship union is more about ideal things and in that sense it is more ideal and less subject to trouble than marriage is.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
The passions grafted on wounded pride are the most inveterate; they are green and vigorous in old age.
The tendency to gather and to breed philosophers in universities does not belong to ages of free and humane reflection: it is scholastic and proper to the Middle Ages and to Germany.