To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man.
There is no harbor of peace from the changing waves of joy and despair.
Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing a potent spell. All women alike fight fiercely for a child.
Here all mankind is equal: rich and poor alike, they love their children.
Unblessed is the son who does not honor his parents; but if reverent and obedient to them, he will receive the same from his own children.
No man on earth is truly free. All are slaves of money or necessity. Public opinion or fear of prosecution forces each one, against his conscience, to conform.
Neither earth nor ocean produces a creature as savage and monstrous as woman.
Slight not what’s near through aiming at what’s far.
We pay a high price for being intelligent. Wisdom hurts.
Whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.