Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart.
Any landscape is a condition of the spirit.
Learn to... be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one.
Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.
True humility is contentment.
Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.
You know already that most of the lusts and licentiousness of the multitude consist in an appetite for eating, drinking and sexual intercourse.
To the totality of purposes of the perfect Law there belong the abandonment, depreciation, and restraint of desires in so far as possible.
The whole object of the Prophets and the Sages was to declare that a limit is set to human reason where it must halt.
It is thus necessary to examine all things according to their essence, to infer from every species such true and well established propositions as may assist us in the solution of metaphysical problems.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Be convinced that, if man were able to reach the end without preparatory studies, such studies would not be preparatory but tiresome and utterly superfluous.
All this is applicable to the intellectual faculties of man. There is a considerable difference between one person and another as regards these faculties, as is well known to philosophers.
Work is the price which is paid for reputation.
Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Fortune pays you sometimes for the intensity of her favors by the shortness of their duration. She soon tires of carrying any one long on her shoulders.
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you.
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
At 20 a man is a peacock, at 30 a lion, at 40 a camel, at 50 a serpent, at 60 a dog, at 70 an ape, and at 80 nothing.