Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
Beauty is no quality in things themselves: It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them; and each mind perceives a different beauty.
I have written on all sorts of subjects... yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so.
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.