earn ever to separate the king and the principle of royalty. The king is but man; royalty is the spirit of God. When you are in doubt as to which you should serve, forsake the material appearance for the invisible principle, for this is everything.
Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
Private misfortunes must never induce us to neglect public affairs.
I prefer rogues to imbeciles, because they sometimes take a rest.
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
All human wisdom is contained in these words: Wait and hope!