Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of the judgment.
Temperance and labor are the two best physicians of man; labor sharpens the appetite and temperance prevents from indulging to excess.
He thinks like a philosopher, but governs like a king.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one only thinks to get a living.
The thirst after happiness is never extinguished in the heart of man
At length I recollected the thoughtless saying of a great princess, who, on being informed that the country people had no bread, replied, "Let them eat cake".
One loses all the time which he might employ to better purpose.
To endure is the first thing that a child ought to learn, and that which he will have the most need to know.
To live is not merely to breathe: it is to act; it is to make use of our organs, senses, faculties-of all those parts of ourselves which give us the feeling of existence.
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