Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
I can well conceive a man without hands, feet, head. But I cannot conceive man without thought; he would be a stone or a brute.
Too much and too little wine. Give him none, he cannot find truth; give him too much, the same.
Vanity is but the surface.
Law, without force, is impotent.
Atheism shows strength of mind, but only to a certain degree.