A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body, it preserves constant ease and serenity within us, and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
Jealousy is that pain which a man feels from the apprehension that he is not equally beloved by the person whom he entirely loves.
Method is not less requisite in conversation than in writing, provided a man would talk to make himself understood.
I will indulge my sorrows and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.