Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Quote by Jean Jacques Rousseau
I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.
God made me and broke the mold.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally...
I may be no better, but at least I am different.
Liberty is obedience to the law which one has laid down for oneself
When a man dies he clutches in his hands only that which he has given...
The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as...
General and abstract ideas are the source of the greatest errors of mankind.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to...
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
The person who has lived the most is not the one who has lived the...
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
I prefer liberty with danger than peace with slavery
An honest man nearly always thinks justly.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it....
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own:...
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what...