Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
I have spent more than half a lifetime trying to express the tragic moment.
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar professions and pursuits.
Any one reflecting upon the thought he has of the delight, which any present or absent thing is apt to produce in him, has the idea we call love.
To love our neighbor as ourselves is such a truth for regulating human society, that by that alone one might determine all the cases in social morality.
Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.