Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Political liberty is to be found only in moderate governments.
This is how I define talent; it is a gift that God has given us in secret, which we reveal without knowing it.
False happiness renders men stern and proud, and that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible, and that happiness is always shared.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.