We never live
The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.
Society therefore is an ancient as the world.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous.
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.
Whoever serves his country well has no need of ancestors.
No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.