Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.
All men by nature desire to know.