Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
O love, if I regret the age when one savors you, it is not for the hour of pleasure, but for the one that follows it.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.
Every man has the right to risk his own life in order to preserve it. Has it ever been said that a man who throws himself out the window to escape from a fire is guilty of suicide?
A feeble body weakens the mind.
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
I undertake the same project as Montaigne, but with an aim contrary to his own: for he wrote his Essays only for others, and I write my reveries only for myself.