"The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself."
"Virtue refuses facility for her companion … the easy, gentle, and sloping path that guides the footsteps of a good natural disposition is not the path of true virtue. It demands a rough and thorny road."
"I will follow the good side right to the fire, but not into it if I can help it"
"Malice sucks up the greatest part of its own venom, and poisons itself"
""Let no man be ashamed to speak what he is not ashamed to think."
"A man must be a little mad if he does not want to be even more stupid."
"There is no wish more natural than the wish to know."