Civilization is a hopeless race to discover remedies for the evils it produces.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
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Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost.
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.
The body politic, as well as the human body, begins to die as soon as it is born, and carries itself the causes of its destruction.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.