Men and nations can only be reformed in their youth; they become incorrigible as they grow old.
Jacques Rousseau (1712 - 1778)
Contributed by: Zaady
Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.
The right of conquest has no foundation other than the right of the strongest.
My liveliest delight is in having conquered myself.
Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.
Source: The Social Contract, 1762
He who is the most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in the performance of it.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
A man speaks of what he knows, a woman of what pleases her: the one requires knowledge, the other taste.
Men will argue more philosophically about the human heart; but women will read the heart of man better than they.
Money is the seed of money, and the first guinea is sometimes more difficult to acquire than the second million.
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