The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom.
For truly it is to be noted, that children’s plays are not sports, and should be deemed as their most serious actions.
Marriage is like a cage; one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
The ceaseless labour of your life is to build the house of death.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
The public weal requires that men should betray, and lie, and massacre.