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Fear desire hope still push us on toward the future.

Fear desire hope still push us on toward the future.


         

Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself.

Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself.


         


L'utilité du vivre n'est pas en l'espace: elle est en l'usage.

L'utilité du vivre n'est pas en l'espace: elle est en l'usage.


         

Heureuse la mort qui oste le loisir aux apprests de tel equipage.

Heureuse la mort qui oste le loisir aux apprests de tel equipage.


         


We have nothing to fear but fear itself

We have nothing to fear but fear itself


         

D'autant que nous avons cher, estre, et estre consiste en mouvement et action.

D'autant que nous avons cher, estre, et estre consiste en mouvement et action.


         

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.

We only labor to stuff the memory, and leave the conscience and the understanding unfurnished and void.


         

L'honneste est stable et permanent.

L'honneste est stable et permanent.


         

Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.

Desire and hope will push us on toward the future.


         

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.

Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.


         

J'accuse toute violence en l'education d'une ame tendre, qu'on dresse pour l'honneur, et la liberté.

J'accuse toute violence en l'education d'une ame tendre, qu'on dresse pour l'honneur, et la liberté.


         


Je hay entre autres vices, cruellement la cruauté, et par nature et par jugement, comme l'extreme de tous les vices.

Je hay entre autres vices, cruellement la cruauté, et par nature et par jugement, comme l'extreme de tous les vices.


         

Il n'est rien qui tente mes larmes que les larmes.

Il n'est rien qui tente mes larmes que les larmes.


         

Les naturels sanguinaires à l'endroit des bestes, tesmoignent une propension naturelle à la cruauté.

Les naturels sanguinaires à l'endroit des bestes, tesmoignent une propension naturelle à la cruauté.


         

Nature a, (ce crains-je) elle mesme attaché à l'homme quelque instinct à l'inhumanité

Nature a, (ce crains-je) elle mesme attaché à l'homme quelque instinct à l'inhumanité


         

I do not believe, from what I have been told about this people, that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits.

I do not believe, from what I have been told about this people, that there is anything barbarous or savage about them, except that we all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits.


         

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.

Every one rushes elsewhere and into the future, because no one wants to face one's own inner self.


         

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.

There is no passion so contagious as that of fear.


         

One should be ever booted and spurred and ready to depart.

One should be ever booted and spurred and ready to depart.


         

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.

I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.