War is delightful to those who have not experienced it.
The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
A good portion of speaking will consist in knowing how to lie.
He who allows oppression shares the crime.
It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
The more ignorant, reckless and thoughtless a doctor is, the higher his reputation soars even amongst powerful princes.
Human affairs are so obscure and various that nothing can be clearly known.
Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.
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?
Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.