Men have seemed miraculous to the world, in whom their wives and valets have never seen anything even worth noticing. Few men have been admired by their own households.
I...think it much more supportable to be always alone, than never to be so.
A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
Virtue rejects facility to be her companion. She requires a craggy, rough and thorny way.
How many condemnations I have witnessed more criminal than the crime!
It is a disaster that wisdom forbids you to be satisfied with yourself and always sends you away dissatisfied and fearful, whereas stubbornness and foolhardiness fill their hosts with joy and assurance.