Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress; when I get tired of one, I spend the night with the other.
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.
The more refined one is, the more unhappy.
One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
The wealthy are always surrounded by hangers-on; science and art are as well.
To judge between good or bad, between successful and unsuccessful would take the eye of a God.