Inspirational Quotes from Claude Adrien Helvetius

Truth is the torch that gleams through the fog without dispelling it.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Genius is nothing but continued attention.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

By annihilating the desires, you annihilate the mind. Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Discipline is simply the art of making the soldiers fear their officers more than the enemy.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers, which are always repulsed by the anvil.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

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.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Every man without passions has within him no principle of action, nor motive to act.

Claude Adrien Helvetius