He who is not just is severe, he who is not wise is sad.
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It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.
More quotes about Wisdom
Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.
Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven’t courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others.
The measure of a great leader, is their success in bringing everyone around to their opinion twenty years later.
We are long before we are convinced that happiness is never to be found; and each believes it possessed by others, to keep alive the hope of obtaining it for himself.
The way to be immortal (I mean not to die at all) is to have me for your heir. I recommend you to put me in your will and you will see that (as long as I live at least) you will never even catch cold.