Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.
He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead.
Very often, say what you will, a knave is only a fool.
Our country is that spot to which our heart is bound.
Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.
The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is too afraid to laugh.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
Dare to think for yourself.
The ear is the avenue to the heart.
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
The ancients recommended us to sacrifice to the Graces, but Milton sacrificed to the Devil.
To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.
Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.
The very impossibility in which I find myself to prove that God is not, discovers to me his existence.
I know many books which have bored their readers, but I know of none which has done real evil.
Froth at the top, dregs at bottom, but the middle excellent.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
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