The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Before you sleep, read something that is exquisite, and worth remembering.
Great abundance of riches cannot be gathered and kept by any man without sin.
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay to antiquity its due reverence.
Fortune favors the audacious.
Everyone knows that by far the happiest and universally enjoyable age of man is the first. What is there about babies which makes us hug and kiss and fondle them, so that even an enemy would give them help at that age?
Luther was guilty of two great crimes - he struck the Pope in his crown, and the monks in their belly.
By burning Luther's books you may rid your bookshelves of him, but you will not rid men's minds of him.
By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.
What difference is there, do you think, between those in Plato's cave who can only marvel at the shadows and images of various objects, provided they are content and don't know what they miss, and the philosopher who has emerged from the cave and sees the real things?
No one respects a talent that is concealed.
Concealed talent brings no reputation.
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
The nearer people approach old age the closer they return to a semblance of childhood, until the time comes for them to depart this life, again like children, neither tired of living nor aware of death.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another's.