When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.
When the mind is thinking it is talking to itself.
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
When life does not find a singer to sing her heart, she produces a philosopher to speak her mind.
Wise men philosophize as the fools live on.
The farmer is a born philosopher, the aristocrat has to learn how.
The beard does not make the philosopher.
Philosophy means being able to explain why you are happy when you are poor.