Nothing is more dangerous to men than a sudden change of fortune.
It seldom happens that a premature shoot of genius ever arrives at maturity.
It is the nurse that the child first hears, and her words that he will first attempt to imitate.
That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
As regards parents, I should like to see them as highly educated as possible, and I do not restrict this remark to fathers alone.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
The pretended admission of a fault on our part creates an excellent impression.
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield.
Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
In almost everything, experience is more valuable than precept.