Vanity is but the surface.
Law, without force, is impotent.
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.
Truly it is an evil to be full of faults; but it is a still greater evil to be full of them and to be unwilling to recognize them, since that is to add the further fault of a voluntary illusion.
The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter.
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
Jesus is the God whom we can approach without pride and before whom we can humble ourselves without despair.
Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
The consciousness of the falsity of present pleasures, and the ignorance of the vanity of absent pleasures, cause inconstancy.
Men blaspheme what they do not know.