Happiness seems to depend on leisure, because we work to have leisure, and wage war to live in peace.
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are therir own.
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place.
It is impossible that there should be demonstration of absolutely everything; [for then] there would be an infinite regress, so that there would still be no demonstration.
Hope is a waking dream.