To love to read is to exchange hours of ennui for hours of delight.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
The spirit of moderation should also be the spirit of the lawgiver.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.