Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established.
The gospel to me is simply irresistible.
If our condition were truly happy, we would not seek diversion from it in order to make ourselves happy.
We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter.
When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person.
The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
Faith certainly tells us what the senses do not, but not the contrary of what they see; it is above, not against them.
The greater intellect one has, the more originality one finds in men. Ordinary persons find no difference between men.