Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
No wealth can ever make a bad man at peace with himself.
Your silence gives consent.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individual, or in governments.
He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
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