Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments, the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
The happiness of men consists in life. And life is in labor.
If you want to be happy, be.
If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.
Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.
I have discovered nothing new, I have only perceived what I already knew.
In this definition is contained the answer to the question as to what gives men the power to establish laws. What gives them the power to establish laws is the same thing which secures obedience to them - organized violence.
Laws are rules established by men who are in control of organized violence for the non fulfillment of which those who do not fulfill them are subjected to personal injuries, the loss of liberty, and even capital punishment.
The law condemns and punishes only actions within certain definite and narrow limits; it thereby justifies, in a way, all similar actions that lie outside those limits.
You can't imagine what a pleasure this complete laziness is to me: not a thought in my brain- you might send a ball rolling through it!