I seriously believed that my last hour was approaching, and yet, so strange is imagination, all I thought of was some childish hypothesis or other. In such circumstances, you do not choose your own thoughts. They overcome you.
You cannot oppose reasoning to pride, the principal of all the vices, since, by its very nature, the proud man refuses to listen to it.
While his heart still beats, while his flesh still moves, I cannot accept that a being endowed with will-power can give in to despair.
When you bring a man two millions of money, you need have but little fear that you will not be well received.