His hands would plait the priest's guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.
From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step.
It is very important not to mistake hemlock for parsley, but to believe or not believe in God is not important at all.
Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man.
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.