Originality is nothing but judicious plagiarism.
Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.
Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
It is fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions
Poetry is the music of the soul, and, above all, of great and feeling souls.
The multitude are ruled by prejudices.
Prejudices are what rule the vulgar crowd.
Prejudice is the reason of fools
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.