Sébastien-Roch Nicolas

Quotes

11 November 2014
There are certain times when public opinion is the worst of all opinions.
11 November 2014
Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all.
11 November 2014
Man may aspire to virtue, but he cannot reasonably aspire to truth.
11 November 2014
A man without nobility cannot have kindliness; he can only have good nature.
11 November 2014
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
11 November 2014
Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
11 November 2014
Only the history of free peoples is worth our attention; the history of men under a despotism is merely a collection of anecdotes.
11 November 2014
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
11 November 2014
Conviction is the conscience of intellect.
11 November 2014
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.

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