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- It is not from reason that justice springs, but goodness is born of wisdom.
- We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
- Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature.
- Many a happiness in life, as many a disaster, can be due to chance, but the peace within us can never be governed by chance.
- Remember that happiness is as contagious as gloom. It should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness.
- A Frenchman is self-assured because he regards himself personally both in mind and body as irresistibly attractive to men and women. An Englishman is self-assured as being a citizen of the best-organized state in the world and therefore, as an Englishman, always knows what he should do and knows that all he does as an Englishman is undoubtedly correct. An Italian is self-assured because he is excitable and easily forgets himself and other people. A Russian is self-assured just because he knows nothing and does not want to know anything, since he does not believe that anything can be known. The German’s self-assurance is worst of all, stronger and more repulsive than any other, because he imagines that he knows the truth — science — which he himself has invented but which is for him the absolute truth.