Even when I'm railed at, I get my quota of renown.
Nature without exercise is a seed shut up in a pod, and art without practice is nothing.
What evil is there in seeing a man possess a woman? Why, the beasts would be more free than we! Pietro Aretin
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.