In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Provided a man is not mad, he can be cured of every folly but vanity.
Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves.
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.
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