So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and…
Quote by Blaise Pascal
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows...
People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by...
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind...
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A...
Sleep, you say, is the image of death; for my part I say that it...
A trifle consoles us, for a trifle distresses us.
No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness.
Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects.
Imagination disposes of everything; it creates beauty, justice, and happiness, which are everything in this...
Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of...
I cannot forgive Descartes. In all his philosophy he would have been quite willing to...
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
Law, without force, is impotent.
Curiosity is only in vanity. Most frequently we wish not to know, but to talk....
It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory.
The only shame is to have none.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if...
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.