If the king refuses the constitution, I shall oppose him; if he accepts it, I shall defend him; and the day on which he gave himself up as my prisoner secured me more fully to his service than if he had promised me half his kingdom.
The poet’s expression of joy conceals his despair at not having found the reality of joy.
Author: A fool who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting generations to come.
We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together.
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
A true man hates no one.
How many things we held yesterday as articles of faith which today we tell as fables.
Everybody says love is about finding the person who is right for me and then everything will be fine. But it’s not like that. It involves work. An old man tells you this!
A vain man finds it wise to speak good or ill of himself; a modest man does not talk of himself.
Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?