A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
We Can't learn without pain.
For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness...
We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.
The plot, then, is the first principle, and, as it were, the soul of a tragedy; Character holds the second place.
To get angry is easy, to get angry with the right person, the right moment and for the right reason is difficult.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
The female is, as it were, a mutilated male, and the catamenia are semen, only not pure; for there is only one thing they have not in them, the principle of soul.