Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.
The law always limits every power it gives.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
It’s when we start working together that the real healing takes place… it’s when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
No advantages in this world are pure and unmixed.