To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
The less men think, the more they talk.
The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.
Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it when it is one no longer.
Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.