Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.
The unique and supreme voluptuousness of love lies in the certainty of committing evil. And men and women know from birth that in evil is found all sensual delight.
Audacity, more audacity, always audacity.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
The flesh, alas, is sad, and I have read all the books.
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him.
A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
The state of slavery is in its own nature bad.
If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.