Man is never perfect, nor contented.
Superior force can demolish the best of arguments.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Better to put things at the worst first, and reserve the best for a surprise.
Whatever one man is capable of conceiving, other men will be able to achieve.
Before all masters, necessity is the one most listened to, and who teaches the best.
Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul!
How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.