The word of man is the most durable of all material.
The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
It is with trifles, and when he is off guard, that a man best reveals his character.
A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
We forfeit three-quarters of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame.
Great men are like eagles, and build their nest on some lofty solitude.