Truth at last cannot be hidden. Dissimulation is of no avail. Dissimulation is to no purpose before so great a judge. Falsehood puts on a mask. Nothing is hidden under the sun.
Though human ingenuity may make various inventions which, by the help of various machines answering the same end, it will never devise any inventions more beautiful, nor more simple, nor more to the purpose than Nature does, because in her inventions nothing is wanting, and nothing is superfluous.
There is no object so large but that at a great distance from the eye it does not appear smaller than a smaller object near.
The water that you touch in a river the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which comes is coming. Thus it is with time present.
The spirit desires to remain with its body, because, without the organic instruments of that body, it can neither act, nor feel anything.