The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.
Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different.
Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
To be at ease is better than to be at business. Nothing really belongs to us but time, which even he has who has nothing else.
The poet begins where the man ends. The man’s lot is to live his human life, the poet’s to invent what is nonexistent.
In Spain, the dead are more alive than the dead of any other country in the world.
My friend is he who will tell me my faults in private.
There is a kind of courtesy in skepticism. It would be an offense against polite conventions to press our doubts too far.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
It is truer to say that martyrs create faith more than faith creates martyrs.