Nature gives us... passions and desires suitable to our present state. We are only troubled by the fears which we, and not nature, give ourselves... - Pensées

Variety is as abundant as all tones of the voice Read more
I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my Read more
All is one, all is different. How many natures Read more
By knowing each man's ruling passion, we are sure Read more
We do not believe ourselves to be exactly sharing Read more
Nothing is so insufferable to man as to be Read more
Human life is thus only a perpetual illusion; men Read more
Caesar was too old, it seems to me, to go off and Read more
There are different degrees in this aversion to Read more
How useless is painting, which attracts Read more
The Catholic religion does not bind us to confess Read more
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory Read more
Thus, when they [others] discover only the Read more
Diversion.—When I have occasionally set myself t Read more
Self-love.—The nature of self-love and of this h Read more
a king attended with every pleasure he can Read more
The will is one of the chief factors in belief Read more
But will you say what object has he in all this Read more
The most important affair in life is the choice Read more