We must laugh before we are happy, for fear of dying without having laughed at all.
No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
Even the best intentioned of great men need a few scoundrels around them; there are some things you cannot ask an honest man to do.
This great misfortune – to be incapable of solitude.
The regeneration of society is the regeneration of society by individual education.
All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
I would not like to see a person who is sober, moderate, chaste and just say that there is no God. They would speak disinterestedly at least, but such a person is not to be found.
If our life is unhappy it is painful to bear; if it is happy it is horrible to lose, So the one is pretty equal to the other.