I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
Let us read with method, and propose to ourselves an end to which our studies may point. The use of reading is to aid us in thinking.
The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
The pathetic almost always consists in the detail of little events.
I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.