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All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room a...   Life
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm...   Life
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me beca...   Patriotism
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction ...   Life
Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; des...   Life
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.   Life
Earnestness is enthusiasm tempered by reason.   Life
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.   Life
Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written ...   Life
Evil is easy, and has infinite forms.   Life
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary ...   Life
Faith embraces many truths which seem to contradict each other.   Life
Faith is different from proof; the latter is human, the former is a Gi...   Life
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of...   Life
Had Cleopatra's nose been shorter, the whole face of the world would h...   Life
Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be love...   Religion
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being una...   Life
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there wo...   Life
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four frien...   Life
If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with th...   Life
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and ha...   Life
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, an...   Life
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enoug...   Faith
It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one w...   Life
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.   Life
It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what f...   Life
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we...   Life
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannica...   Life
Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.   Life
Law, without force, is impotent.   Life
Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.   Life
Man is but a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.   Life
Man's greatness lies in his power of thought.   Life
Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true.   Life
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from...   Life
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the...   Life
Nothing gives rest but the sincere search for truth.   Life
Nothing is as approved as mediocrity, the majority has established it ...   Life
Nothing is so intolerable to man as being fully at rest, without a pas...   Life
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at...   Life
Our nature consist in motion; complete rest is death.   Life
People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselve...   Life
Since we cannot know all that there is to be known about anything, we ...   Life
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the...   Life
The charm of fame is so great that we like every object to which it is...   Life
The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.   Life
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.   Life
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.   Life
The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.   Life
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is...   Life
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure...   Life
The strength of a man's virtue should not be measured by his special e...   Life
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.   Life
The war existing between the senses and reason.   Life
There are only three types of people; those who have found God and ser...   Life
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinn...   Life
There are truths on this side of the Pyranees, which are falsehoods on...   Nature
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for...   Sports
Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; giv...   Life
Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.   Life
Vanity is but the surface.   Life
Vanity of science. Knowledge of physical science will not console me f...   Life
We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and d...   Life
We conceal it from ourselves in vain - we must always love something. ...   Life
We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.   Life
We only consult the ear because the heart is wanting.   Life
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven fro...   Life
We view things not only from different sides, but with different eyes;...   Life
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we ...   Life
When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we exp...   Life
You always admire what you really don't understand.   Life