'Tis best to be silent in a bad cause.
Nowadays nothing but money counts: a fortune brings honors, friendships, the poor man everywhere lies low.
Remove the temptation of idleness and cupids bow is useless.
Make the workmanship surpass the materials.
Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with.
A short absence is the safest.
Time is generally the best doctor.
All things human hang by a slender thread; and that which seemed to stand strong suddenly falls and sinks in ruins.
The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting.
You will go most safely in the middle.
Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.
Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love.
My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
Keep a mid course between two extremes.
Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
Neglect of appearance becomes men.
The time will come when it will disgust you to look in the mirror.
I attempt an arduous task; but there is no worth in that which is not a difficult achievement.
What is now reason was formerly impulse or instinct.
It is annoying to be honest to no purpose.