The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.