Believe me, that was a happy age, before the days of architects, before the days of builders.
We never reflect how pleasant it is to ask for nothing.
The expression of truth is simplicity.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
What does reason demand of a man A very easy thing - to live in accord with his nature.
A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
Light troubles speak; the weighty are struck dumb.
The greatest wealth is a poverty of desires.
In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory.
No one can be happy who has been thrust outside the pale of truth. And there are two ways that one can be removed from this realm: by lying, or by being lied to.
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.