When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination,
because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity,
and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.