The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.
We do not know what is really good or bad fortune.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man’s estate, is the gift of education.
Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Our will is always for our own good, but we do not always see what that is.