God has neither form nor shape under which we can know Him; when he speaks of Himself in metaphors and similes, He is adapting Himself to our foolishness, our limited capacity.
It is a far greater happiness to obey no one than to rule the whole world.
Ignorance is not innocence.
As you know, no one over thirty years of age is afraid of tittle-tattle. I myself find it much less difficult to strangle a man than to fear him.
We grow old more through indolence, than through age.
Every man is his own worst enemy
It is quite as ignominious to allow oneself to be deceived as to deceive.
There is a star above us which unites souls of the first order, though worlds and ages separate them.
I love men, not because they are men, but because they are not women
Dignity is like a perfume; those who use it are scarcely conscious of it.
Life is too short to be able to love as one should.
It would not be difficult to be a better ruler than I was: for I admit that I ruled badly; and even if I was fortunate enough to satisfy my subjects, I was not fortunate enough to satisfy myself.
I was born, have lived, and will die free.
We read for instruction, for correction, and for consolation.
You should be more afraid of a stupid man than of an evil one.
Other things titillate me more keenly than the pale pleasures of marriage.
One can really love only once.
There are few prisoners more closely guarded than princes.
Nuns and married women are equally unhappy, if in different ways.
Great armies are nothing but a collection of weakness.
To some people everything is permitted.
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