Happiness is nothing more than health and a poor memory.
The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency in giving them no offense.
What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal’s deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.