It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give you happiness.
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Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
It is in Rousseau's writing above all that history begins to turn from upper-class honour to middle-class humanitarianism. Pity, sympathy and compassion lie at the centre of his moral vision. Values associated with the feminine begin to infiltrate social existence as a whole, rather than being confined to the domestic sphere.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Simple steps are complex when manouvering.
A woman can't be alone. She needs a man. A man and a woman support and strengthen each other. She just can't do it by herself.
If I'm a lush at anything, it's food and drink. I'm not materialistic in any way, but I value food.
Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity.
We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
When you make a commitment to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.