Claude Helvetius

Claude Helvetius

French philosopher
Discipline is, in a manner, nothing else but the art of inspiring the soldiers with greater fear of their officers than of the enemy. This fear has often the effect of courage: but it cannot prevail against the fierce and obstinate valor of people animated by fanaticism, or warm love of their country.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Of all the vices, avarice is the most generally detested; it is the effect of an avidity common to all men; it is because men hate those from whom they can expect nothing. The greedy misers rail at sordid misers.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose
begins.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man who believes he can do it is probably right.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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