Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
The less men think, the more they talk.
Peace is a natural effect of trade.
It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
There should be weeping at a man's birth, not at his death.
Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
There is no nation so powerful, as the one that obeys its laws not from principals of fear or reason, but from passion.
If the triangles made a god, they would give him three sides.
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without perceiving it.
If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
The reason the Romans built their great paved highways was because they had such inconvenient footwear.