A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant.
A person's fears are lighter when the danger is at hand.
A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty.
An unpopular rule is never long maintained.
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
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.
All art is but imitation of nature.