Quotes

11 November 2014
Socrates was asked where he was from. He replied not "Athens," but "The world."
11 November 2014
As for me, then, I love life and cultivate it just as God has been pleased to grant it to us.
11 November 2014
Truly it is reasonable to make a great distinction between the faults that come from our weakness and those that come from our wickedness.
11 November 2014
When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts have been dwelling elsewhere, I bring them back to the walk, to the orchard, to the sweetness of this solitude, and to me.
11 November 2014
There were never in the world two opinions alike, any more than two hairs or two grains. Their most universal quality is diversity.
11 November 2014
When Socrates, after being relieved of his irons, felt the relish of the itching that their weight had caused in his legs, he rejoiced to consider the close alliance between pain and pleasure.
11 November 2014
On the loftiest throne in the world we are still sitting only on our own rump.
11 November 2014
I do not correct my first imaginings by my second—well, yes, perhaps a word or so, but only to vary, not to delete. I want to represent the course of my humors and I want people to see each part at its birth.
11 November 2014
What a wonderful thing it is that drop of seed, from which we are produced, bears in itself the impressions, not only of the bodily shape, but of the thoughts and inclinations of our fathers!
11 November 2014
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.

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