I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths.
Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone.
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday. See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.
You shouldn’t say ‘animals’ to distinguish between humans and non-humans. We are all animals.
So I think one can say on empirical grounds – not because of some philosophical principle – that you can’t have democracy unless you have a market economy.
No consensus of men can make an error erroneous. We can only find or commit an error, not create it. When we commit an error, we say what was an error already.
But I wish to point out that it is entirely wrong to say that the Chinese are not religious.
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.