There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
Love is not a fire to be shut up in a soul. Everything betrays us: voice, silence, eyes; half-covered fires burn all the brighter.
I embrace my rival, but only to strangle him.
A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.
On the throne, one has many worries; and remorse is the one that weighs the least.
A noble heart cannot suspect in others the pettiness and malice that it has never felt.
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it with reluctance.
Thank the Gods! My misery exceeds all my hopes!
I have everything, yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing, still of nothing am I in want.
I know the disposition of women: when you will, they won't; when you won't, they set their hearts upon you of their own inclination.
Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
It behooves a prudent person to make trial of everything before arms.
Do not they bring it to pass by knowing that they know nothing at all?
In fine, nothing is said now that has not been said before.
If I could believe that this was said sincerely, I could put up with anything.
I am a man, and nothing that concerns a man do I deem a matter of indifference to me.
Many a time a man cannot be such as he would be, if circumstances do not admit of it.
Nothing is so difficult but that it may be found out by seeking.
According as the man is, so must you humour him.
It is a maxim of old that among themselves all things are common to friends.
How good is God! How sweet his yoke!
Without money honor is merely a disease.
My death, taking the light from my eyes, gives back to the day the purity which they soiled.
Too much virtue can be criminal.