Claude Helvetius

Claude Helvetius

French philosopher
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors... But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.More Claude Helvetius quotes [08/14/2011 11:08:19]
The happiness of people is to love to do what they should do.More Claude Helvetius quotes [09/11/2016 11:09:18]
When a miser contents himself with giving nothing, and saving what he has got, and is in other respects guilty of no injustice, he is, perhaps, of all bad men the least injurious to society; the evil he does is properly nothing more than the omission of the good he might do. If, 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]
He who has no passion has no principal or motive to act.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There are men whom a happy disposition, a strong desire of glory and esteem, inspire with the same love for justice and virtue which men in general have for riches and honors. But the number of these men is so small that I only mention them in honor of humanity.More Claude Helvetius quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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