True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.
It is better to have too much courtesy than too little, provided you are not equally courteous to all, for that would be injustice.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything.
The desire for liberty has also made itself felt as struggle against domestic tyranny or arbitrary rule.
Begin with another’s to end with your own.
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
Men who are scandalized at the lack of freedom in Russia do not ask themselves how real is liberty among the poor, the weak, and the ignorant in capitalist society.
A second characteristic of our time is the prevalence of nationalism. This is still spreading, affecting new communities, more peripheral regions and so-called backward peoples.