Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie.
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
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.
The beautiful souls are they that are universal, open, and ready for all things.
I do myself a greater injury in lying than I do him of whom I tell a lie.
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
It is a sign of contraction of the mind when it is content, or of weariness. A spirited mind never stops within itself; it is always aspiring and going beyond its strength.
A wise man never loses anything, if he has himself.
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.