Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
It is a monstrous thing that I will say, but I will say it all the same: I find in many things more restraint and order in my morals than in my opinions, and my lust less depraved than my reason.
The value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them… Whether you find satisfaction in life depends not on your tale of years, but on your will.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
In nine lifetimes, you’ll never know as much about your cat as your cat knows about you.
I put forward formless and unresolved notions, as do those who publish doubtful questions to debate in the schools, not to establish the truth but to seek it.
No pleasure has any savor for me without communication.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil’s alphabet – the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
There is a sort of gratification in doing good which makes us rejoice in ourselves.
We can be knowledgable with other men’s knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men’s wisdom.