If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
In the infancy of societies, the chiefs of state shape its institutions; later the institutions shape the chiefs of state.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to be happier than other people, and that is almost always difficult, since we think them happier than they are.
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.