A man should be mourned at his birth, not at his death.
You have to study a great deal to know a little.
Slavery, properly so called, is the establishment of a right which gives to one man such a power over another as renders him absolute master of his life and fortune.
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one’s wit at the expense of one’s better nature.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
The success of most things depends upon knowing how long it will take to succeed.
Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it when it is one no longer.
Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.