No untroubled day has ever dawned for me.
Anger is like those ruins which smash themselves on what they fall.
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
Sovereignty over any foreign land is insecure.
Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.
The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
He is a king who fears nothing, he is a king who desires nothing!
Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
Why do I not seek some real good; one which I could feel, not one which I could display?
It makes a great deal of difference whether one wills not to sin or has not the knowledge to sin.
All cruelty springs from weakness.