Men do not value a good deed unless it brings a reward.
Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
Fortune sides with him who dares.
Art lies by its own artifice.
Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.
The humble are in danger when those in power disagree.
The pen is the tongue of the mind.
There is a god within us.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Fear of the future is worse than one’s present fortune.