If man studied himself, he would see how incapable he is of going further.
Reason commands us far more imperiously than a master; for in disobeying the one we are unfortunate, and in disobeying the other we are fools.
When a soldier complains of his hard life (or a labourer, etc.) try giving him nothing to do.
Nothing is so defective as those laws which correct defects.
Faith indeed tells what the senses do not tell, but not the contrary of what they see. It is above them and not contrary to them.
Thus men who are naturally conscious of what they are shun nothing, so much as rest; they would do anything to be disturbed.