For I make others say what I cannot say so well,... I do not count my borrowings, but, weight them.... They are all, or very nearly all, from such famous and ancient names that they seem to identify themselves enough without me.
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes.
The thing I fear most is fear.
There is not much less vexation in the government of a private family than in the managing of an entire state.
My art and profession is to live.
Of all our infirmities, the most savage is to despise our being.