What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
Religious persecutors are not believers, they are rascals.
Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
There is a deportment, which suits the figure and talents of each person it is always lost when we quit to assume that of another.
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
Although some member countries have signaled an interest in reducing the cartel's production output target of 28 million bd due to concerns of oversupply, a reduction is unlikely, in our view, given the current high crude oil prices, which have gained 5bbl this year primarily as a result of a geopolitical risk in Iran and Nigeria.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
Everything is good when it leaves the hands of the Creator everything degenerates in the hands of man.
I hate books, for they only teach people to talk about what they don' t understand.
To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties
Taste is, so to speak, the microscope of judgment.
Take from the philosopher the pleasure of being heard and his desire for knowledge ceases.
It is unnatural for a majority to rule, for a majority can seldom be organized and united for specific action, and a minority can.
Truth is no road to fortune.
There exists one book, which, to my taste, furnishes the happiest treatise of natural education. What then is this marvelous book Is it Aristotle Is it Pliny, is it Buffon No-it is Robinson Crusoe.
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.
I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.
In the strict sense of the term, a true democracy has never existed, and never will exist.
To live is not breathing it is action.
Man is born free, yet he is everywhere in chains.
The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
I long remained a child, and I am still one in many respects.
My liveliest delight is in having conquered myself.
The English are predisposed to pride, the French to vanity.
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
We are born weak, we need strength; helpless, we need aid; foolish, we need reason. All that we lack at birth, all that we need when we come to man's estate, is the gift of education.
Using Valero's forecast and a 4.3 3-year historical average for this period, we estimate an incremental supply loss of about 260,000 bd over this 4-month period. Moreover, with much of the turnaround work expected to focus on the refineries' cat cracking units, a disproportionate amount of the production loss will likely be gasoline, reducing inventories (currently at historically average levels) ahead of the summer driving season.
I hate books; they only teach us to talk about things we know nothing about.
Most people believe that the longer you let these things go, the more likely you are to have something go wrong.
Remorse sleeps during a prosperous period but wakes up in adversity.
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