The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one’s designs to one’s means.
Category Archive: 1769
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Ability is nothing without opportunity.
From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.
An army marches on its stomach.
The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one’s self to destiny.