The truly generous is the truly wise, and he who loves not others lives unblest!
Violent passions are formed in solitude. In the busy world no object has time to make a deep impression.
The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.
Luxury may possibly contribute to give bread to the poor; but if there were no luxury, there would be no poor.
A rich man cannot enjoy a sound mind nor a sound body without exercise and abstinence; and yet these are truly the worst ingredients of poverty.