Self-pity comes so naturally to all of us. The most solid happiness can be shaken by the compassion of a fool.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine though I have not quarrelled with him?
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are...