I am no longer sure of anything. If I satiate my desires, I sin but I deliver myself from them; if I refuse to satisfy them, they infect the whole soul.
Never sell the bear’s skin before one has killed the beast.
Ordinary language carries with it conditions of meaning which it is easy to recognize by classifying the contexts in which the expression is employed in a meaningful manner.
Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
I found it amazing people can think that art must be connected to religion. Religion may give art themes, but there would still be art without religion. Bach is not proof that art exists.
Consider any individual at any period of his life, and you will always find him preoccupied with fresh plans to increase his comfort.
There is nothing in philosophy which could not be said in everyday language.
It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.