The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts.
For every monarchy overthrown the sky becomes less brilliant, because it loses a star. A republic is ugliness set free.
Men are not created to know, men are not created to understand ... and our illusions increase with our knowledge.
Jealousy is a virtue of democracies which preserves them from tyrants.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.