Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still
Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm
Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride
One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed
I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time