You cease to be afraid when you cease to hope; for hope is accompanied by fear.

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin.

No man was ever wise by chance.

While we are postponing life speeds up.

A man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary.

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever; no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself; no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

There is no genius without a mixture of madness.

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in a firmness of mind and mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as talk; and to make our actions and words all of a color.