The coward threatens when he is safe.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
It seems to never occur to fools that merit and good fortune are closely united.
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt.
Life is the childhood of our immortality.
The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.
Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.
If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
If you want a wise answer, ask a reasonable question.