Desire is the very essence of man.
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.