Speech belongs half to the speaker, half to the listener.
If you walk on stilts, you're still walking on your feet. If you sit on the highest throne in the world, you're still sitting on your ass.
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.
Truly, it is not want, but rather abundance, that breeds avarice.
If I can, I will prevent my death from saying anything not first said by my life.
Death is not one of our social managements; it is a scene with one character.