Prose talks and poetry sings.
Genius unrefined resembles a flash of lightning, but wisdom is like the sun.
Progress will always have as its recourse to exaggerate what it cannot surpass.
The ideas of an age are most abundant where they are not crowded by original ideas.
There shall be no slave in your home, male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky, they would all seem too short.
Before passing different laws for different people, I'd relinquish myself unto you as your slave.
When the theater gates open, a mob pours inside, and it is the poet's task to turn it into an audience.
To test a modest man's modesty do not investigate if he ignores applause, find out if he abides criticism.
No shortcomings of other people cause us to be more intolerant than those which are caricatures of our own.