Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much, but with less power.
Be content to be what you are, and prefer nothing to it, and do not fear or wish for your last day.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.