There are persons who, when they cease to shock us, cease to interest us.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it.
People cannot be free unless they are willing to sacrifice some of their interests to guarantee the freedom of others. The price of democracy is the ongoing pursuit of the common good by all of the people.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
Last guys don’t finish nice.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
Books are humanity in print.