Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am.
I have been in several provinces. In some one-half of the people are fools, in others they are too cunning; in some they are weak and simple, in others they affect to be witty; in all, the principal occupation is love, the next is slander, and the third is talking nonsense.
The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Governments need to have both shepherds and butchers.
Nobody thinks of giving an immortal soul to a flea.
If the first law of friendship is that it has to be cultivated, the second law is to be indulgent when the first law has been neglected.