You must rouse into people’s consciousness their own prudence and strength if you want to raise their character.
Vice stirs up war virtue fights.
There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
The things we know best are the things we haven’t been taught.
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
Our failings sometimes bind us to one another as closely as could virtue itself.
If people did not compliment one another there would be little society.
Patience is the art of hoping.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.