I love to doubt as well as know.
Every soul and spirit has some degree of continuity with the universal spirit, which is recognized to be located not only where the individual soul lives and perceives, but also to be spread out everywhere in its essence and substance, as many Platonists and Pythagoreans have taught.
I stop wanting what I am looking for, looking for it.
Saturn seems to have impressed the seal of melancholy on me from the beginning.
A Country is not a mere territory; the particular territory is only its foundation. The Country is the idea which rises upon that foundation; it is the sentiment of love, the sense of fellowship which binds together all the sons of that territory.
I am a free man. I do not need to copy Petrarca or Boccaccio. My own genius is enough. Let others worry themselves about style, and so cease to be themselves. Without a master, without a model, without a guide, I go to work and earn my living, my well-being and my fame.
Pride, envy, avarice – these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
One must look for one thing only, to find many.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.