You are free to be a drunkard, an idler, a coward, a backbiter, a fornicator; but you are not free to think for yourself.
Writing well was almost the same as thinking well, and thinking well was the next thing to acting well.
What, then, do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
We should judge a man much more surely from what he dreams than from what he thinks.[On jugerait bien plus sûrement un homme d’après ce qu’il rêve que d’après ce qu’il pense.]
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking. In that race which daily hastens us toward death, the body maintains its irreparable lead.[Nous prenons l’habitude de vivre avant d’acquérir celle de penser. Dans cette course qui nous précipite tous les jours un peu plus vers la mort, le corps garde cette avance irréparable.]