The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambitions.
Nothing but courage can guide life.
He who knows how to suffer everything can dare everything.
We don't have enough time to premeditate all our actions.
Necessity relieves us from the embarrassment of choice.
Man never rises to great truths without enthusiasm.
There is nothing that fear or hope does not make men believe.
There are men who are happy without knowing it.
Action makes more fortunes than caution.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
Servitude debases men to the point where they end up liking it.
Patience is the art of hoping.
No one is more liable to make mistakes than the man who acts only on reflection.
Great thoughts always come from the heart.
Great men undertake great things because they are great; fools, because they think them easy.
The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.
When an idea is too weak to support a simple statement, it is a sign that it should be rejected.
Simple truths are a relief from grand speculations.
Vice stirs up war; virtue fights.