Fame has also this great drawback, that if we pursue it, we must direct our lives so as to please the fancy of men.
It is the goal of the American university to be the brains of the republic.
To give aid to every poor man is far beyond the reach and power of every man. Care of the poor is incumbent on society as a whole.
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
An aristocratic culture does not advertise its emotions. In its forms of expression it is sober and reserved. Its general attitude is stoic.
What is popularly called fame is nothing but an empty name and a legacy from paganism.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s.
It is wisdom in prosperity, when all is as thou wouldn’t have it, to fear and suspect the worst.
Sin cannot be conceived in a natural state, but only in a civil state, where it is decreed by common consent what is good or bad.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.