Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
There never were, in the world, two opinions alike, no more than two hairs, or two grains the most universal quality is diversity.
There is no course of life so weak and sottish as that which is managed by order, method, and discipline.
Anyone who does not feel sufficiently strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
The want of goods is easily repaired, but the poverty of the soul is irreparable.
The finest lives, in my opinion, are those who rank in the common model, and with the human race, but without miracle, without extravagance.
Riches, like glory or heath, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
Children's playthings are not sports and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul.
A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.
How many things which served us yesterday as articles of faith, are fables for us today.
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
We are born to inquire into truth it belongs to a greater to possess it.
To philosophize is nothing else than to prepare oneself for death.
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness.
He who would teach men to die would at the same time teach them to live.
God gives us our relatives- thank God we can choose our friends.
The greatist thing in the world is for a man to know how to be himself.
We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.
He who fears he will suffer, already suffers because of his fear.