To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.