There is nothing that fear and hope does not permit men to do.
Emotions have taught mankind to reason.
We should expect the best and the worst of mankind, as from the weather.†
The most absurd and reckless aspirations have sometimes led to extraordinary success.
Few maxims are true in every respect.
You must rouse into people's consciousness their own prudence and strength, if you want to raise their character.
Great thoughts always come from the heart.
All grand thoughts come from the heart.
One promises much, to avoid giving little.
Wicked people are always surprised to find ability in those that are good.
The art of pleasing is the art of deception.
Everyone is born sincere and die deceivers.