The world is ruled only by consideration of advantages.
Aesthetic matters are fundamental for the harmonious development of both society and the individual.
Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance.
Revenge is barren of itself: it is the dreadful food it feeds on; its delight is murder, and its end is despair.
It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal a crown. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.
Dare to err and to dream. Deep meaning often lies in childish plays.
The rich become richer and the poor become poorer is a cry heard throughout the whole civilized world.
It is difficult to discriminate the voice of truth from amid the clamor raised by heated partisans.
It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.
He who considers too much will perform little.
Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain.
Opposition always inflames the enthusiast, never converts him.
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Votes should be weighed not counted.
It hinders the creative work of the mind if the intellect examines too closely the ideas as they pour in.
To gain a crown by fighting is great, to reject it divine.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.
No doubt the artist is the child of his time; but woe to him if he is also its disciple, or even its favorite.
Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action; the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.