It is not inequality which is the real misfortune, it is dependence.
The Baron was one of Westphalia's most potent aristocrats, since his mansion boasted both a door and windows.
He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
It is demonstrable, said he, that things cannot be otherwise than.
Imagine all contradictions, all possible incompatibilities--you will find them in the government, in the law-courts, in the churches, in the public shows of this droll nation.
As long as people believe in absurdities, they will continue to commit atrocities.