No mortal man has ever served at the same time his passions and his best interests.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Necessity makes even the timid brave.
The glory that goes with wealth is fleeting and fragile; virtue is a possession glorious and eternal.
Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.
It is better to use fair means and fail, than foul and conquer.
Everything that rises sets, and everything that grows, grows old.
To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
They envy the distinction I have won; let them therefore, envy my toils, my honesty, and the methods by which I gained it.