For it would have been better that man should have been born dumb, nay, void of all reason, rather than that he should employ the gifts of Providence to the destruction of his neighbor.
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
The mind is exercised by the variety and multiplicity of the subject matter, while the character is moulded by the contemplation of virtue and vice.
When defeat is inevitable, it is wisest to yield.
Forbidden pleasures alone are loved immoderately; when lawful, they do not excite desire.
We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
A liar should have a good memory.