People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy.
One declaims endlessly against the passions; one imputes all of man's suffering to them. One forgets that they are also the source of all his pleasures.
There are things I can't force. I must adjust. There are times when the greatest change needed is a change of my viewpoint.
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
All abstract sciences are nothing but the study of relations between signs.
There is no good father who would want to resemble our Heavenly Father.
The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action.
The blood of Jesus Christ can cover a multitude of sins, it seems to me.
You have to make it happen.
The God of the Christians is a father who makes much of his apples, and very little of his children.
It is said that desire is a product of the will, but the converse is in fact true: will is a product of desire.