Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn’t -it’s human.
The desire to write grows with writing.
Every age yearns for a more beautiful world. The deeper the desperation and the depression about the confusing present, the more intense that yearning.
Life is made too easy. Mankind’s moral fibre is giving way under the softening influence of luxury.
True virtue is life under the direction of reason.
Don’t give your advice before you are called upon.
Pride is pleasure arising from a man’s thinking too highly of himself.
Self-complacency is pleasure accompanied by the idea of oneself as cause.
For peace is not mere absence of war, but is a virtue that springs from, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.