It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.
So is man’s heart. The desire to perform a work which will endure, which will survive him, is the origin of his superiority over all other living creatures here elow. It is this which has established his dominion, and this it is which justifies it, over all the world.
He who is mistaken in an action which he sincerely believes to be right may be an enemy, but retains our esteem.