It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Genius always gives its best at first; prudence, at last.
Give your host a little something when you leave; little presents are little courtesies and never offend.
Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering.
No man was ever wise by chance.