To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
Category: Aid And Assistance
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.
Desire is the essence of a man.
Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.
Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious.
The greatest pride, or the greatest despondency, is the greatest ignorance of one's self.
We feel and know that we are eternal.
Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man's thinking too highly of himself.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Category: Speakers And Speaking