There is nothing so fleeting as the memory of benefits received.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Uniform ideas originating among entire peoples unknown to each other must have a common ground of truth.
The art of living is the art of knowing how to believe lies.
How fortune brings to earth the over-sure!
To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds.
A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
What can be more stupid than to be in pain about future things and absent ones which at present are not felt?
The sad souls of those who lived without blame and without praise.
The man of character is the persistent man, the man who is faithful to his own word, his own convictions, his own affections.