Every country has the government it deserves.
Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists.
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
There is no philosophy without the art of ignoring objections.
Man in general, if reduced to himself, is too wicked to be free.
If there was no moral evil upon earth, there would be no physical evil.
All pain is a punishment, and every punishment is inflicted for love as much as for justice.
It is one of man's curious idiosyncrasies to create difficulties for the pleasure of resolving them.
I don't know what a scoundrel is like, but I know what a respectable man is like, and it's enough to make one's flesh creep.
There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode.