The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
Accent is the soul of language it gives to it both feeling and truth.
As soon as any man says of the affairs of the State What does it matter to me the State may be given up for lost.
Happiness a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion.
Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
The world of reality has its limits the world of imagination is boundless.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
To live is not merely to breathe; it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties - of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence
Watch a cat when it enters a room for the first time. It searches and smells about, it is not quiet for a moment, it trusts nothing until it has examined and made acquaintance with everything.
Childhood is the sleep of reason.
True Christians are made to be slaves, and they know it and do not mind; this short life counts for too little in their eyes
Cities are the abyss of the human species
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
Conscience is the voice of the soul; the passions are the voice of the body
When a man dies he clutches in his hands only that which he has given away during his lifetime
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.
The training of children is a profession, where we must know how to waste time in order to save it.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
Our greatest evil flows from ourselves
The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the longest, but the one with the richest experiences
In Genoa, the word, libertas can be read on the front of prisons and on the fetters of galley-slaves. The application of this motto is fine and just.
Every state funeral that shines is on its decline
Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect