The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
Continuity in everything is unpleasant.
In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relation of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious.
Losses are comparative, imagination only makes them of any moment.
Losses are comparative, only imagination makes them of any moment.
If we all told what we know of one another, there would not be four friends in the world
It is the heart which experiences God, not the reason.
Everyone, without exception, is searching for happiness.
All men have happiness as their object: there are no exceptions. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.
Instinct teaches us to look for happiness outside ourselves.
All our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
The heart has reasons which reason cannot understand.
Lust and force are the source of all our actions; lust causes voluntary actions, force involuntary ones.
We do not content ourselves with the life we have in ourselves; we desire to live an imaginary life in the minds of others, and for this purpose we endeavor to shine.
Jesus Christ is a God whom we approach without pride, and before whom we humble ourselves without despair.
All men have happiness as their object: there is no exception. However different the means they employ, they aim at the same end.
The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.
All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room.
I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had time to make it shorter.