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One cannot conceive anything so strange and so implausible that it has not already been said by one philosopher or another.
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
Everything is self-evident.
The two operations of our understanding, intuition and deduction, on which alone we have said we must rely in the acquisition of knowledge.
When it is not in our power to follow what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn, than to contemplate.
There is nothing so strange and so unbelievable that it has not been said by one philosopher or another.
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who…
I am indeed amazed when I consider how weak my mind is and how prone to error.
Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Travelling is almost like talking with those of other centuries.
You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.
Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
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