All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price.
The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour is hastening on;...
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another
Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself - so say fools
No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
Revenge is always the weak pleasure of a little and narrow mind
No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
It is difficult not to write satire.
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem on others
One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander.
Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he had a tender heart; this is...
Trust me, no tortures which the poets feign, can match the fierce, the unutterable pain,...
Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
Every fault of the mind becomes more conspicuous and more guilty in proportion to the...
Poverty is bitter, but it has no harder pang than that it makes men ridiculous.
Rare is the union of beauty and purity.
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no...