He who boasts of his descent, praises the deed of another.
No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.
A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver or doer.
A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts.
There is no genius free from some tincture of madness.
Death's the discharge of our debt of sorrow
When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.
There is no satisfaction in any good without a companion.
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Live among men as if God beheld you; speak to God as if men were listening.
Luck never made a man wise.
The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.
Behold a contest worthy of a god, a brave man matched in conflict with adversity
Fear drives the wretched to prayer
A great step towards independence is good humored stomach