Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.
Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
The writing of the wise are the only riches our posterity cannot squander.
In argument, truth always prevails finally; in politics, falsehood always.
We think that we suffer from ingratitude, while in reality we suffer from self-love.
We are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier.
No ashes are lighter than those of incense, and few things burn out sooner.
Great men always pay deference to greater.
Consult duty not events.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife.