Man is a social animal.
Surely human affairs would be far happier if the power in men to be silent were the same as that to speak. But experience more than sufficiently teaches that men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues.
Desire is the essence of a man.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
Those are most desirous of honor and glory who cry out the loudest of its abuse and the vanity of the world.
Desire is the very essence of man.