Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
We have long struggles with ourself, of which the outcome is one of our actions; they are, as it were, the inner side of human nature. This inner side is God's; the outer side belongs to men.
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
Men die in despair, while spirits die in ecstasy.