To God everything is beautiful, good, and just; humans, however, think some things are unjust and others just.
Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one; for the larger the load, the greater will be the profit upon profit.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Death is not the worst that can happen to men.
Even a poor man can receive honors.
Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.
Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.