Sometimes a fool has talent, but never judgment.
The truest mark of being born with great qualities, is being born without envy.
There is more self-love than love in jealousy.
We often shed tears that deceive ourselves after deceiving others.
It is more shameful to distrust your friends than it is to be deceived by them.
You are never so easily fooled as when trying to fool someone else.
When we cannot find contentment in ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
The only security is courage.
There is a kind of revolution of so general a character that it changes the tastes as well as the fortunes of the world.
There are no chances so unlucky from which clever people are not able to reap some advantage; and none so lucky that the foolish are not able to turn them to their own disadvantage.