The wise are instructed by reason, average minds by experience, the stupid by necessity and the brute by instinct.
An excellent protector of sheep, the wolf!
The more laws, the less justice.
A friend is, as it were, a second self.
In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
He cannot be strict in judging, who does not wish others to be strict judges of himself.
No sane man will dance.
The foolishness of old age does not characterize all who are old, but only the foolish.
I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
No liberal man would impute a charge of unsteadiness to another for having changed his opinion.
What gift has providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?
Reason should direct and appetite obey.
He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing.
Constant practice devoted to one subject often outdoes both intelligence and skill.
He does not seem to me to be a free man who does not sometimes do nothing.
It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
Nothing contributes to the entertainment of the reader more, than the change of times and the vicissitudes of fortune.
All literature, all philosophical treatises, all the voices of antiquity are full of examples for imitation, which would all lie unseen in darkness without the light of literature..?
Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
There is no place more delightful than one's own fireplace.
It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
It is a brief period of life that is granted us by nature, but the memory of a well-spent life never dies.
The freedom of poetic license.
Every evil in the bud is easily crushed: as it grows older, it becomes stronger.
There is wickedness in the intention of wickedness, even though it be not perpetrated in the act.