It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
Genius is present in every age, but the men carrying it within them remain benumbed unless extraordinary events occur to heat up and melt the mass so that it flows forth.
Justice is the first virtue of those who command, and stops the complaints of those who obey.
Doctors are always working to preserve our health and cooks to destroy it, but the latter are the more often successful.
My ideas are my whores.
Good music is very close to primitive language.
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.