We cannot wish for that we know not.
In cities where peace and the arts flourish, men are more consumed by jealousy, worry, and anxiety than they are in cities under the blight of a besieging army. Private sorrows are more bitter than public suffering.
Being unable to make people more reasonable, I preferred to be happy away from them.
Freedom is to depend only on the law and not on men's whims.
Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.
Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.