A straight oar looks bent in the water. What matters is not merely that we see things but how we see them.
Kings and philosophers defecate, and so do ladies.
Marriage, a market which has nothing free but the entrance.
Our zeal works wonders, whenever it supports our inclination toward hatred, cruelty, ambition.
The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
Let us never allow ourselves to be carried away so completely by pleasure that we fail to recall from time to time in how many ways our happiness is prey to death and threatened by its grip.