If the verses are for a literary competition, your grace should try to win second place; first is always won through favor or because of the high estate of the person, second is won because of pure justice, and by this calculation third becomes second, and the first becomes third...
Miguel de Cervantes
I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
He became so absorbed in his books that he spent his nights from sunset to sunrise, and his days from dawn to dark, poring over them; and what with little sleep and much reading his brains got so dry that he lost his wits.
Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse.
Facts, my dear Sancho, are the enemy of truth.
The sadness of the heart rises to the face, and in the eyes may be read the history of that which passes in the soul.
Thou hast seen nothing yet.
Liberty…is one of the most valuable blessings that Heaven has bestowed upon mankind.
No fathers or mothers think their own children ugly.