The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable.
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.
What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy.
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
Man is free at the instant he wants to be.
God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.