A pious man is one who would be an atheist if the king were.
Jean de la Bruyere
When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well nor the judgment to hold their tongues.
Love and friendship exclude each other.
The first day one is a guest, the second a burden, and the third a pest.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Two quite opposite qualities equally bias our minds - habits and novelty.
A position of eminence makes a great person greater and a small person less.
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
There are only three events in a man's life; birth, life, and death; he is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.
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