I was never ruined but twice: once when I lost a lawsuit, and once when I won one.
Always beware of turning religion into metaphysics: Morality is its essence.
Men use thought only to justify their wrong doings, and speech only to conceal their thoughts.
Observe: noses were made to support spectacles, hence we have spectacles. Legs, as anyone can plainly see, were made to be breeched, and so we have breeches. . . . Consequently, those who say everything is well are uttering mere stupidities; they should say everything is for the best.
Men hate the individual whom they call avaricious only because nothing can be gained from him.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy: the mad daughter of a wise mother.