It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
I have never known any distress that an hour’s reading did not relieve.