There is no person so severely punished, as those who subject themselves to the whip of their own remorse.
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.
Fate rules the affairs of men, with no recognizable order.
It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching.
All cruelty springs from weakness.
The less we deserve good fortune, the more we hope for it.
Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardship of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die.
The heart is great which shows moderation in the midst of prosperity.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
For greed all nature is too little.
Every guilty person is his own hangman.