It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
Men take only their needs into consideration – never their abilities.
Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures, but in the use made of them.
War is the business of barbarians.
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Water, air, and cleanness are the chief articles in my pharmacy.
The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.