Let tears flow of their own accord their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Only time can heal what reason cannot.
There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals.
To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.
He who dreads hostility too much is unfit to rule.