As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
A country cannot subsist well without liberty, nor liberty without virtue.
I have always said and felt that true enjoyment can not be described.
In Genoa, the word, libertas can be read on the front of prisons and on...
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years...
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
I may be no better, but at least I am different.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance...
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned...
We should not teach children the sciences; but give them a taste for them.
Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook, and a good digestion.
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and...
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what...
Ordinary readers, forgive my paradoxes: one must make them when one reflects; and whatever you...
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator....