No one is exempt from speaking nonsense. The great misfortune is to do it solemnly.
On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
Let us not be ashamed to speak what we shame not to think.
In general I ask for books that make use of learning, not those that build it up.
Friendship on the contrary is enjoyed in proportion to our desire: since it is a matter of the mind, with our souls being purified by practising it.
Why do people respect the package rather than the man?