A Constitution should be short and obscure.
In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.
One must indeed be ignorant of the methods of genius to suppose that it allows itself to be cramped by forms. Forms are for mediocrity, and it is fortunate that mediocrity can act only according to routine. Ability takes its flight unhindered.
Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
I often asked Laplace what he thought of God. He owned that he was an atheist.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.