00:00 Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
00:05 All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
00:13 The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
00:21 Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much.
00:29 Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
00:39 In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
00:51 Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical.
01:00 Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.
01:10 Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
01:20 Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
01:27 You always admire what you really don’t understand.
01:35 The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
01:42 The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
01:53 The strength of a man’s virtue should not be measured by his special exertions, but by his habitual acts.
02:04 Man’s greatness lies in his power of thought.
02:11 Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
02:23 All human evil comes from a single cause, man’s inability to sit still in a room.
02:35 Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.
02:41 There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.
02:52 Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
03:04 If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
03:13 The only shame is to have none.
03:18 All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
03:25 Through space the universe encompasses and swallows me up like an atom; through thought I comprehend the world.
03:36 Men are so necessarily mad, that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
03:48 We sail within a vast sphere, ever drifting in uncertainty, driven from end to end.
03:58 Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
04:08 Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
04:18 The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason.
04:25 Law, without force, is impotent.
04:32 If we examine our thoughts, we shall find them always occupied with the past and the future.
04:41 We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
04:53 I would prefer an intelligent hell to a stupid paradise.
05:01 People almost invariably arrive at their beliefs not on the basis of proof but on the basis of what they find attractive.
05:13 To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.
05:21 The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
05:29 We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.
05:41 It is man’s natural sickness to believe that he possesses the truth.
05:49 Dull minds are never either intuitive or mathematical.
05:56 Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.
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