There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Skepticism is a virtue in history as well as in philosophy.
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.
The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.