Oh rage! Oh despair! Oh age, my enemy!
Every man of courage is a man of his word.
Self-love is the source of all our other loves.
An example is often a deceptive mirror, and the order of destiny, so troubling to our thoughts, is not always found written in things past.
Reason and love are sworn enemies.
When the patient loves his disease, how unwilling he is to allow a remedy to be applied.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
As great as kings may be, they are what we are: they can err like other men.
Brave men are brave from the very first.
Such subjects are the very strength of kings, And are thus above the law.
The greater the effort, the greater the glory.
Force is legitimate where gentleness avails not.
In the service of Caesar, everything is legitimate.
He who allows me to rule is in fact my master.