70. Nothing lasts forever. This does little to console those who experience the premature loss of a loved one, however.

71. In philosophy, it is hard to disentangle a person from his view, from his own way of envisioning things, which is unconscious. How often this impedes discussion! What, in philosophy, is due to a person’s temper, and what his speculative intelligence? And, if the subject speaks more to the former, then we persist in philosophy out of a kind of fascination for the physiognomy of the human face, which interest in endures because human faces are, by nature, unpredictable and imponderable.