Woman was always the custodian of human sentiment, morality and honour, and in these respects, man always has yielded woman the palm.
It is true that men themselves made this world of nations… but this world without doubt has issued from a mind often diverse, at times quite contrary, and always superior to the particular ends that men had proposed to themselves.
The chains that bind us the most closely are the ones we have broken.
Innumerable spirits and souls, when spread out through the same space, do not interfere with each other such that the diffusion of one would affect the diffusion of an infinity of others.
With man, the life of the body depends on the life of the spirit.
The only joy in the world is to begin.
It is fortunate, I think, that nature is not bounded by human reason and by laboratory work and experimentation, for by the laws of pure reason and by microscopic investigation, it might easily have been proved, long before this, that children could not be born.