If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
Men's actions are too strong for them. Show me a man who has acted, and who has not been the victim and slave of his action.
Every actual State is corrupt. Good men must not obey laws too well.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Society is always taken by surprise at any new example of common sense.
Wisdom has its root in goodness, not goodness its root in wisdom.
Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't they'd be married too.
I think being funny is not anyone's first choice.
We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen.
Life is wasted on the living.
Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
The faith that stands on authority is not faith.
All diseases run into one, old age.
Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.
Christmas makes everything twice as sad.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
The first wealth is health.
I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.
Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.