If one only wished to be happy, this could be easily accomplished; but we wish to be happier than other people, and this is always difficult, for we believe others to be happier than they are.
Topics: Happiness, Opportunities, Reality, Comparisons
Vanity is as advantageous to a government, as pride is dangerous.
As virtue is necessary in a republic, and honor in a monarchy, fear is what is required in a despotism. — As for virtue, it is not at all necessary, and honor would be dangerous there.
But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.
What orators lack in depth, they make up to you in length.
- Denis Diderot French Philosopher, Writer
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau French Philosopher
- Voltaire French Philosopher, Author
- Immanuel Kant Prussian German Philosopher
- Rene Descartes French Mathematician, Philosopher
- John Locke English Philosopher
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel German Philosopher
- Edmund Burke British Philosopher, Statesman
- David Hume Scottish Philosopher, Historian
- Thomas Reid Scottish Philosopher