All your sorrows have been wasted on you if you have not yet learned how to be wretched.
A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.
A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
A punishment to some, to some a gift, and to many a favor.
A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two.
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.