Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place... it's when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood.
That the sun will not rise tomorrow is no less intelligible a proposition, and implies no more contradiction, than the affirmation, that it will rise.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
Belief is nothing but a more vivid, lively, forcible, firm, steady conception of an object, than what the imagination alone is ever able to attain.
The rules of morality are not the conclusion of our reason.
Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men, the good and the bad. But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
To hate, to love, to think, to feel, to see; all this is nothing but to perceive.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
Scholastic learning and polemical divinity retarded the growth of all true knowledge.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
It is a just political maxim, that every man must be supposed a knave.
Every wise, just, and mild government, by rendering the condition of its subjects easy and secure, will always abound most in people, as well as in commodities and riches.
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